Problems installing Virex

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by niter, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. niter macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2003
    My university offers Norton Antivirus 9.0.2, but I want to switch over to the version of Virex that I downloaded from my .Mac account. The Virex refuses to install citing that I have other antivirus accounts causing issues. I have deleted all Norton and Live update files and I am sitll having issues.

    I am not sure if I have problems with the uninstallation or with the Virex installation. Has anyone else had these troubles?
  2. dhawk1219 macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2004
    me too

    I have the same issue. Can someone help?
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I hate to tell you this, but the only reliable way to switch from another antivirus product to Virex is to wipe the hard drive clean, reinstall, and rebuild. Virex is very particular about installing - if it detects any traces AT ALL of other antivirus programs, it will refuse to install.
  4. jsalzer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2004
    The fun uninstall

    Whelp - if you have the original Norton installer, the "uninstall" feature should work. It worked for me. Then i installed Virex, thinking, "hey, Norton's giving up on Macs, so I might as well convert as long as I get the Virex for free". Then I noticed that it munches away about 15 percent of my CPU (a new iMac G5 - why does it need that much?). So, I'm back to Norton until the bitter end. May my computer forgive me when it's time to go back to Virex. :(
  5. Nuc macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2003
    It quits on me.

    I just updated to Virex 7.5.1 it installs fine and then when I run it, it quits and wants to submit a report. So I uninstalled it and went back to 7.2.1 and it runs fine... McAfee needs to do something about this.... I'll wait until then.

  6. hackand macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2005
    antivirus software?

    do you really need antivirus software? I mean, we are using Macs, people, not PCs. I only got one minor trojan app in my 7 years of Macintosh that came because of my no-good P2P app downloading vice. Oh, I really have to quit it.

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