Norton Internet Software problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by WilliamDu, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. WilliamDu macrumors regular

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    Norton Internet Software apparently blocking browser and email functions on two iMacs.
    Removed it and problem went away.
    Does the Mac really need the alleged Norton virus protection?
     
  2. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    Opinions differ. I think that if you're careful, and don't install software from shady places you'll be fine. Run a content blocker as well. If you don't trust a file, scan it with malwarebytes.
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Does a Mac need virus protection? A solid argument can be made for either side.

    Does a Mac or PC need Norton? Absolutely not. :D
     
  4. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    norton creates some of THE biggest problems for us here at the repair center.

    one of worst bits of software EVER written!
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    If you're dead set on have an antivirus on your Mac (and paying for it), get BitDefender. If you're ok with free, consider Sophos.
     

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