I keep stalling

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by JustOneQuickONe, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. JustOneQuickONe macrumors 6502

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    I'm running a virus/addware/etc. scan on my Macbook, with Norton (yes I know some of you hate Norton but thats what I got back in the day so its what I'm using) and the scan keeps stopping about half an inch from completion and just sitting there. The computers fans start to run like its working too hard or something and it will not go any further. It has stopped with around 49946 files left three times in a row now. What's going on? I have tried to delete the file it keeps stopping on then it just stops in the next in line.

    PLEASE HELP I just got Leopard and don't want to install until I know my system is ok.

    on a side note what Anti-Virus is best for Macs?
     
  2. eman macrumors 6502a

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    I've never used anti-virus on any of my mac's. Do you have a problem with your mac?
     
  3. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

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    Norton for mac is as buggy and slow as the old windows norton. If you just want to protect your mac better use iAntivirus (free) or Intego ($), if you want to protect windows pcs too try McAfee or Sophos.
     
  4. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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  5. JustOneQuickONe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nope no problems just for peace of mind. I'm 19 so I surf a lot of pages for school and we all know some of the pages google can bring up aren't the safest, plus my roommates and I keep each other entertained finding stupid videos and pictures which can lead to some random sites. I just want to make sure my investment stays safe and working and that info I put into pages for checkouts and everything stays safe.

    Should I just take off the Norton and run the free-ware? Do I need to complete a scan before upgrading to Leopard?
     
  6. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    I'm just trying to save you the trouble. You don't own a PC, and your slowing down your Mac by running this crap. I don't think right now there's any known virus' for Mac OS X. If there was, then you would probably know since everyone would make a huge deal... "omg a virus for mac" and it would be on every news channel in the world.
     
  7. JustOneQuickONe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    haha alright I think I'll take it off. How is the free anti-virus, is it buggy or choppy, any one have experience?
     
  8. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Yep.
    I've ran a Mac for a year, constantly torrenting, and have gotten no viruses.
    Only one in the history is the infamous Porn Site Virus:)
     

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