September 23, 2021

Can a virus be transmitted to a backup?

So I’m planning to backup a Mac which is possibly infected, 10 year old kid downloaded random movie, music, and gaming, and lord knows what kind of files from untrustworthy sites and I installed almost every top anti-virus software: Avast, malwarebytes, cleanmymacx and deleted 5 possible malware and the rest came back clean. Could there be viruses that could bypass antiviruses? If so how do I handle them? And because I don’t want to possibly risk having some invisible virus get into the backup or damage files/infect the disk.
Any help appreciated!!

Comments

EndangeredPootis

Yes, and its why you should disable media autorun/autplay.

Also, cleanmymac is an PUP, something unwanted that has no value whatsoever.

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