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get rid of norton

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Scenicroadways, May 27, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    someone installed norton utilities, (i know it sucks) onto my ibook G4, so I located all the files and put them in the trash only to find out that I needed to run an uninstall program. Now I am left with a message on bootup and an icon in system prefs. for norton. I want it gone! anyone know how to get rid of it? and if it is taking up resources?
     
  2. 7on
    macrumors 601

    7on

  3. Administrator

    annk

    Staff Member

    #3
    Why does it suck? I'm a soon-to-be-switcher (getting my PB in about 4 weeks), so I've been using PC for the last many years. Norton has saved me many times, the utilities function as well (especially when I messed up an OS upgrade and the utilities gave me the option of resetting to the earlier configuration). I haven't had time to examine virus programs for Mac, but I also thought they are pretty unnecessary. My brother (an experienced Mac-user) tells me that the password requirement for installing/upgrading pretty much keeps viruses from establishing themselves.

    Anyway - I thought those who write and spread viruses, only to it to get Bill Gates??
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    tomf87

    #4
    I put Norton Utilities on my iMac back in 2001 and it trashed the OS upon install. No booting at all would occur. You shouldn't need the product anyway.
     

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