View Full Version : How to completely get rid of Norton in Mountain Lion

May 18, 2013, 08:22 AM
Hello Guys! First of all, I know installing Norton Antivirus is stupid now! Hah. I installed it when I was convinced my mac had some sort of virus. Now I know better.

Here is my problem, I installed the trial a while ago. I used 'Appcleaner' to get rid of it as I couldn't find an uninstall option. Appcleaner has been great in the past but it does not seem to have totally gotten rid of Norton. A pop up comes up asking me to purchase norton every couple of days! This is my first mac, which I got in 2011, a 2011 mba - so I'm not exactly an advanced user yet!

Does anyone know a way I could get rid of this element of Norton that is still lurking in my mba!?



May 18, 2013, 08:34 AM
Check out this manual step by step guide (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=11171082&postcount=16) to fully delete a program from OS X.

Krazy Bill
May 18, 2013, 08:54 AM
I installed it when I was convinced my mac had some sort of virus.Norton AV is a virus.

May 19, 2013, 01:24 PM
Norton AV is a virus.

I agree 100% it is!

I think I've got rid of it now ... fingers crossed!

Thank you for your help guys.

May 19, 2013, 07:54 PM
If you ever get worried about this again, ClamXav is a light on-demand anti-virus app you might consider instead of something like Norton.