Norton Internet Software problem

WilliamDu

macrumors regular
Original poster
May 22, 2012
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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?
 

vmachiel

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Feb 15, 2011
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Holland
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.
 

keysofanxiety

macrumors G3
Nov 23, 2011
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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?
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
 

willmtaylor

macrumors G4
Oct 31, 2009
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Here(-ish)
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?
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.