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Old 03-06-2018, 08:40 AM
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My wife's default is "We've been hacked!" She works for McAffee for a couple of years (in a non-technical capacity) and all of a sudden anything that her computer does that she doesn't understand is instant proof that it has been hacked.

After three laptops, she finally bought a Mac. Now the problem is always the OS's fault. Especially the problems caused by her getting the small screen and then expanding the default text size so it is easier for her to read. (Makes some of the dialogs extend past the screen.) But at least she doesn't think it has been hacked 6 times per day...
If you really want to mess with her, let her know that Macs can still be susceptible to malware
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:27 PM
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While I'm not a really big tech guy, my understanding is that a virus is a TYPE of Malware, with specific behaviors.

But it's become a catch-all term for any time someone's computer isn't doing what they think it should.
Correct, a virus is considered a type of Malware.. The reason it's call a 'virus' is because they have the ability to replicate itself and 'infect' other systems, either by a network, or through sharing of disks, thumbdrives.. etc..
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... or through sharing of disks, thumbdrives, networks, etc..
Keep your floppy in a baggie at all times!
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:14 AM
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A while back, my mother thought that emails that had been forwarded two or more times (with a subject line like "Fwd: fwd: Important News") were vectors for viruses. I explained to her that while such messages were generally not worth opening, it had nothing to do with any "virus" or other malware.
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:34 PM
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If you really want to mess with her, let her know that Macs can still be susceptible to malware
I already know that, but no way in h**l am I going to point it out to her!!!!
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:36 PM
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I already know that, but no way in h**l am I going to point it out to her!!!!
Yes, there are more effective ways for her to learn that lesson.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:42 PM
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Please, no! Then we'll be back to "This has a virus. Buy me something else!!"
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:10 PM
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A quick search online shows (sponsored) articles demonstrating a tiny improvement in battery life on Androids, mostly extrapolated from meagre datapoints. I also saw a link to a version on the App Store; purely due to how iOS sandboxes everything and prevents apps from intercommunication I would expect no benefit at all in that situation. No report of harm though.
Reading further down in the comments shows a darker fate in store: The advertisements. Their products are a rather kind of a side effect tacked on to ad delivery, and the ads aren't exactly ...healthy for you.
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:43 PM
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Reading further down in the comments shows a darker fate in store: The advertisements. Their products are a rather kind of a side effect tacked on to ad delivery, and the ads aren't exactly ...healthy for you.
This times a MILLION.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:46 AM
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I already know that, but no way in h**l am I going to point it out to her!!!!
When I worked for Old Uni, *everyone* at work had a Mac. The exceptions were myself (due to necessity - some of the government software I dealt with could not be run on a Mac), the IT guy (self-explanatory) and the head of one of our branches (as it also ran an after-school program and some of the software THERE couldn't run on a Mac).

Turns out that my boss had bought them for pretty much that reason. This created more problems than it solved, the biggest of which was that there was no way to set up software that could deal with student printing (we charged for students to print) - our workaround was this tedious-as-shit process that I hated BIG time.

Thankfully for my current job, the only folks who have Macs are the publishing team and the website design guy. Everyone else uses Windows (although we do have some slight issues with some of the laptops still using an older version of Windows)
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