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

    rchip macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2011
    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!?


  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Check out this manual step by step guide to fully delete a program from OS X.
  3. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Norton AV is a virus.
  4. rchip thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2011
    I agree 100% it is!

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

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


    Nov 4, 2007

    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.

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