Quick Virus Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by M-B-P, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. M-B-P macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I had to download a few things (Quite a few Hindi albums that I can't purchase anywhere) from a bit torrent site and I wanted to confirm something. I am correct when I say the only way I could get a virus (making an assumption that there are Mac viruses) on my Mac is if I enter my password into the system when prompted for by an application or anything that requires a password. So since I will be downloading only music (maybe a few movies) is it safe to say that my mac is safe because playing music does not require any password? Is there anything that could harm my mac if I download a few mp3s and play them?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Right.
     
  3. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    Entirely correct
     
  4. M-B-P thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    There aren't.
    What you describe here is a trojan, not a virus.
    Yes, that part is correct.

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