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glen e
Mar 11, 2013, 01:47 PM
I loaded norton AV a few hours aho...Loads slow and gives me beach ball on start up


I want it gone....

I am Running Time Machine backup on an outboard hard drive if I select restore from the Time Machine it then asks me for my password about the desktop and then says can't copy some files and shuts down

what am I doing wrong?

I just want restore from yesterday as if this never happened



blueroom
Mar 11, 2013, 01:51 PM
Why on earth would you load Norton AV on OSX. I'd rather have a virus.

Best bet: Reinstall OSX and restore from TM.

glen e
Mar 11, 2013, 01:53 PM
because it said it was for mountain lion...so sorry and thanks for the help....

oldhifi
Mar 11, 2013, 01:53 PM
delete it, use ClamXav it free works like a charm..

SanJacinto
Mar 11, 2013, 02:15 PM
delete it, use ClamXav it free works like a charm..

+1.
ClamXav is all you need. It works really well, has a scanner that works in the background (if you want to) and can also find Windows Viruses.

OS X World is the simple world. No need for Windows behaviour.:cool: Use it out of the box and have fun!

glen e
Mar 11, 2013, 02:17 PM
Never mind....found the answer....

fisherking
Mar 11, 2013, 04:53 PM
norton still exists? i know more people who've spent time uninstalling norton than installing it LOL.

clamXav, as stated above. norton...shudder...

oldhifi
Mar 12, 2013, 11:28 AM
norton still exists? i know more people who've spent time uninstalling norton than installing it LOL.

clamXav, as stated above. norton...shudder...


yep Norton will slow your computer down...

Mike MA
Mar 12, 2013, 04:47 PM
If you also used the Norton firewall, check out Little Snitch instead as ClamXav is AV only. I personally rely on the one provided by OS X though.