Symantec Removal

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JD2418, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. JD2418 macrumors newbie

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    When I was in college, my university required symantec to be downloaded prior to using my macbook pro to get on the network 2+ yrs ago (I think i was running mountain lion). I did, now I do not want it. To uninstall I dragged the app from finder to trash and emptied trash but the icon still appears at the top of my screen near the wifi, time capsule, bluetooth, etc icons. I search spotlight and finder for 'symantec' and yield no results. can someone please tell me what the hell is going on?:mad: Also, I have just updated from mavricks to yosemite; the removal took place while on mavricks. thanks
     
  2. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    Symantec is a very "intrusive" software. Can be removed totally only manually.

    1. Please download (if you dont have it) EasyFind (Appstore - free).
    2. In search type "Symantec", Check "Files and Folders" + "Any Word" + "Ignore Case" + "Package Contents" + "Invisible Files and Folders".
    3. What you find with "Symantec" - delete.

    Before proceeding to the above please make a backup, just to keep Mr. Murphy away.
     
  3. JD2418 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply guys. I was unable to use the instructions from the link provided because I have no uninstaller to use, only the icon at the top of my screen. As for the easy find app; I downloaded it, searched with all suggested fields checked found 16 files, deleted them all, restarted my computer but still have the icon at the top of my screen. I guess I'm just going to have to take it to an apple store or something...
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Try removing any residual Norton files etc. with this Norton program.

    https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20080427024142EN_EndUserProfile_en_us
     
  5. JD2418 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome!!! Its finally gone. Thanks for all the help!
     
  6. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    I see you got it removed...but just a note....the link I quoted above has two links at the bottom - one points you to the removal utility download.
     

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