How to completely get rid of Norton in Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by rchip, May 18, 2013.

  1. rchip, May 18, 2013
    Last edited: May 18, 2013

    macrumors regular

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    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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    SandboxGeneral

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    Check out this manual step by step guide to fully delete a program from OS X.
     
  3. macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

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    Norton AV is a virus.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I agree 100% it is!

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

    Thank you for your help guys.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    alternative

    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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