Uninstalled Norton Utilities -- still getting dialog on startup

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  1. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

    CaptMurdock

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    I had installed Norton Utilities a couple of months ago, for reasons that are irrelevant and unremembered at the moment. Anyway, I decided I didn't need it, so I deleted the application file, the preference pane, and all the ancillary files I find in the Library folder. And still I get a "Norton Utilities detects a new version of Mac OS X" dialog box whenever I log on (same with other users on this computer). It's hardly a major inconvenience (just have to hit Return) but what can I do to get rid of this with minimal hassle.

    Thanks.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Does Norton Utilities have an uninstaller? Some of these utility apps are rather insidious and get everywhere. Norton is particularly notorious for that on the Windows side. I didn't know they had a Mac version, but I'm sure it's no better.
     
  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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  4. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    I'm new to the Mac world, but experience in the PC world tells me NEVER to load anything from Norton on a PC. It is bloated crap that you have to spend hours getting rid of.

    Sounds like Mr. Peter has the same intrusions for Mac users.
     
  5. CaptMurdock thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll check that link out when I have the chance (have to go to work today...nice vacation while it lasted). Thanks!
     

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