Norton AntiVirus error message popping up after uninstall

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  1. aureiden macrumors member

    aureiden

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    An Apple genius uninstalled the NAV that was on my MacBook, and ever since, I've been getting the following error message on each reboot:

    Symantec AntiVirus auto-protect could not load the scan engine. Please run liveupdate to get the latest version. (code: 6)

    Does anyone know how to get rid of this thing for good?
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

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    Use Spotlight to find all traces of Norton and delete them all .. :(
     
  3. aureiden thread starter macrumors member

    aureiden

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    That's the thing--all the traces seem to be gone...
     
  4. cmaier macrumors G3

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    This happened to me on Win XP when I made the mistake of loading norton software on my wife's laptop. It wasn't working properly, so I uninstalled it. And forever after traces of the program lingered, popping up random messages, replacing the "recycle bin" icon in a way that could never be switched back, etc. Frustrating.
     
  5. RangeFinder macrumors newbie

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    Removal of Norton error popup message

    Hi Aureiden,

    Had the same issue this was my solution.

    Go to finder, click on Macintosh HD, click on Library, click on startupItems and delete both norton folders to trash.

    Note: when you empty trash, only one folder may delete and other will state cannot delete as currently in operation.

    To resolve: restart your mac (error message will not appear anymore) then go to trash and delete the remaining norton folder.

    Hope this helps,

    RF
     
  6. aureiden thread starter macrumors member

    aureiden

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    Thank you so much, RF! Worked like a charm.
     
  7. RangeFinder macrumors newbie

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    Removal of Norton error popup message

    Anytime :)

    RF
     

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