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Help! Norton screwed up my MBA today

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by glen e, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68030

    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
  2. macrumors 603


    Why on earth would you load Norton AV on OSX. I'd rather have a virus.

    Best bet: Reinstall OSX and restore from TM.
  3. macrumors 68030

    because it said it was for mountain lion...so sorry and thanks for the help....
  4. macrumors 6502a


    delete it, use ClamXav it free works like a charm..
  5. macrumors regular


    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!
  6. glen e, Mar 11, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2013

    macrumors 68030

    Never mind....found the answer....
  7. macrumors 68030


    norton still exists? i know more people who've spent time uninstalling norton than installing it LOL.

    clamXav, as stated above. norton...shudder...
  8. macrumors 6502a



    yep Norton will slow your computer down...
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Mike MA

    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.

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