macbook air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by coletrickle6, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. coletrickle6 macrumors newbie

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    MacBook Air
    My 2011 MacBook Air is amazing. I mostly have good things to say about this Apple product and a couple bad things. I hate to add negative words to this product review, so ill start with the bad stuff first to get it out of the way. The biggest issue I had with the MacBook Air is that within the first year of having it, my fan motor that cools my computer down broke. So still under warranty I took it in to get fixed and it only took about 2 days for them to get it back to me. After that I have not had an issue with the fan since. The other problem is small but worth putting out there; a few buttons on the keyboard like to not work some times, mainly the letter B and the back light buttons but other than that all the other buttons work fine.
    Now lets visit some positive aspects. One of the greatest things about this MacBook is that there is no need for virus protection software; in the 3 years I have had it there have been no virus breaches. Another note worthy feature is that its crazy thin and light the only down side to that is there is no cd port but it’s a sacrifice that’s easy to coup with, especially in todays world; almost everything can be downloaded. The operating system is really simplistic and user friendly this is very important if you are a student and you need to focus on the assignments at hand. I would recommend this computer to anyone of all age groups especially for those in school.
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    There are viruses and trojans that are real threats to MBA and all Mac computers. I've been using WEBROOT to ensure my (3) Macs are clear of any threats to them. Social Media and Gaming Sites are where most of us get hit with viruses and trojans. Had a virus "macsystems.XXX" and it would show popups that I should contact Apple Techs at 1-800-xxx-xxxx and that I should do it immediately! Looked up the phone number through a google search and it came up a scam virus from social media sites. Used WEBROOT and in a matter of minutes it was cleared from my Macs and (2) viruses were removed from all of my Macs....:eek:
     
  3. motrek macrumors 68020

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    You don't need webroot, whatever that is. If a web page tells you to go somewhere or download something or call somebody, there's no need to trust it.
     
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Appreciate your vast knowledge of my situation; but you probably don't have kids or grandkids that use your computers, iPads and iPhones like I do...(They spend too much time on social media sites, so I'll keep my WEBROOT right where it's at; on three of my Macs!:cool:
     
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  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released over 12 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided by practicing safe computing (see below). 3rd party antivirus apps are not necessary to keep a Mac malware-free, as long as a user practices safe computing, as described in the following link.
    Read the What security steps should I take? section of the Mac Virus/Malware FAQ for tips on practicing safe computing.
     

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