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

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    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
     
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    blueroom

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

    Best bet: Reinstall OSX and restore from TM.
     
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    because it said it was for mountain lion...so sorry and thanks for the help....
     
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    oldhifi

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    delete it, use ClamXav it free works like a charm..
     
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    SanJacinto

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    +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!
     
  6. glen e, Mar 11, 2013
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    fisherking

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

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

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    yep Norton will slow your computer down...
     
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    Mike MA

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    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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