Joined: 11 Sep 10
June 23, 2013
I am running BOINC version 7.0.65 on a three-year-old Macbook Pro, with operating system Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.8 .
In the next couple of days, I would like to erase the Mac operating system and reinstall it. I think that the computer may be infected with a virus.
BOINC is running three climate prediction tasks, all roughly 20% done.
Before erasing the operating system, I am planning to abort all three climate prediction tasks. After re-installing, I plan to reload BOINC and get more tasks.
Comments? suggestions? Thanks.
Joined: 5 Sep 04
The file(s) account_projectname.xml, which is/are in the BOINC data folder, contain the information that said project(s) use to identify you.
Saving a copy of this/these to an external device is a good insurance for when something like this happens. Or even a sudden, total, hard disk failure.
Secondly, I'd recommend reading this thread in Getting started which is about the latest woes of the project: not being able to attach a computer to the project. And two hard ways to do it.