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Old May 18, 2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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How to completely get rid of Norton in Mountain Lion

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!?

Thanks!

Rich.

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Old May 18, 2013, 08:54 AM   #3
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I installed it when I was convinced my mac had some sort of virus.
Norton AV is a virus.
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Old May 19, 2013, 01:24 PM   #4
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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.
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Old May 19, 2013, 07:54 PM   #5
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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.

http://www.clamxav.com/download.php
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