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Default Bringing my computer in for servicing, should I be worried about what's on it??

My Macbook won't turn on and I have to take it to the store tomorrow. I'm concerned because I have so many vba's and fabricated id's on there and I don't want them to get the wrong idea. Any advice? Thanks.
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Default Re: Bringing my computer in for servicing, should I be worried about what's on it??

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My Macbook won't turn on and I have to take it to the store tomorrow. I'm concerned because I have so many vba's and fabricated id's on there and I don't want them to get the wrong idea. Any advice? Thanks.


i dont think they need to actually go through your computer do they
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i dont think they need to actually go through your computer do they
Kind of standard it seems these days - there are actually a few stories of how some of these p*dophiles get caught these days when they get their computer serviced...
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i dont think they need to actually go through your computer do they
You guys aren't helping lol
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Default Re: Bringing my computer in for servicing, should I be worried about what's on it??

I wouldn't worry, what are they doing to your Computer?
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Unless you're Pablo Escobar doubt it will be serious.
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Default Re: Bringing my computer in for servicing, should I be worried about what's on it??

Hmmm.... I wouldn't worry about. If anything, maybe make a folder within folder and I think there's a way you can lock that folder with a password so that only you can view it?
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Unless you're Pablo Escobar doubt it will be serious.
True, but Pablo probably either hid a kilo of blow, or a Million dollars in the Computer and forgot about it.

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Everything that is Stealth, I have it on an external 1TB Drive....VMWares, Portable Browsers, Pictures, everything.
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Default Re: Bringing my computer in for servicing, should I be worried about what's on it??

That's actually a good idea. But I'm just too lazy to have an extra hardware.
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Default Re: Bringing my computer in for servicing, should I be worried about what's on it??

I wonder though, what if we have a passworded folder where no one can see or even a 2nd user account where all the stealth are that are passworded.

I figure that the tech only need access to the main user account.
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Default Re: Bringing my computer in for servicing, should I be worried about what's on it??

I am paranoid. Lots of unscrupulous people out there. If I cant fix it, then I take it to back yard with ax, chop it into pieces and then bonfire. I have done it on 3 laptops.
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I am paranoid. Lots of unscrupulous people out there. If I cant fix it, then I take it to back yard with ax, chop it into pieces and then bonfire. I have done it on 3 laptops.
Jeez. What are you doing to your laptops to brick them before axing them? Using them in the bathtub?


I just take out the hard drive + RAM for later use, and throw dead laptop in green trash bin lol.
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Jeez. What are you doing to your laptops to brick them before axing them? Using them in the bathtub?


I just take out the hard drive + RAM for later use, and throw dead laptop in green trash bin lol.
lol

I have stuff I wouldn't want people to have or see ever. Again I am paranoid.
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I am paranoid. Lots of unscrupulous people out there. If I cant fix it, then I take it to back yard with ax, chop it into pieces and then bonfire. I have done it on 3 laptops.
I water log mine and then destroy it by smashing
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lol

I have stuff I wouldn't want people to have or see ever. Again I am paranoid.
lol like what?
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I wouldn't worry, what are they doing to your Computer?
It died on me. Needs a new logic board and lcd. I ended up just taking out the hard drive before bringing it in.
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True, but Pablo probably either hid a kilo of blow, or a Million dollars in the Computer and forgot about it.

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I'm not familiar with external hard drives. You run your computer from the external drive? You don't use separate user accounts?
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Just back it up and then format it.
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I'm not familiar with external hard drives. You run your computer from the external drive?
The external drive holds all my stealth data, which includes my VMWares. My Computer's Hard Drive does not have any stealth information saved on it.

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No, I use VMWare on my desktop.
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Default Re: Bringing my computer in for servicing, should I be worried about what's on it??

If you dont know how to fix. Go buy the same laptop and then swith out the hard drive. That’s the simple way for you. Bringing laptop with sensitive info on it for service is not a good idea. It makes you worry a lot more in your whole life.
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Default Re: Bringing my computer in for servicing, should I be worried about what's on it??

Here is what I do.

All my sensitive files and data is on an external USB drive. It's NOT a bootable volume. That way the machine only has the OS and essential apps. Keep your user data and personal files off the computers internal hard disk when possible.
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My Macbook won't turn on and I have to take it to the store tomorrow. I'm concerned because I have so many vba's and fabricated id's on there and I don't want them to get the wrong idea. Any advice? Thanks.
don't worry. that type of info they won't do anything............
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