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    Steps to remove the Symantec Antivirus application completely from Mac?

    I have uninstalled the Symantec Antivirus completely from my Mac but still the norton antivirus application tried to scan the external hard drives. How is that possible even after uninstalling the application? What should I do now to completely get rid of it from my Mac?

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    Re: Steps to remove the Symantec Antivirus application completely from Mac?

    Even after you uninstall the Symantec Antivirus application from Mac there will be some system level files which will be still present in the system but starting up the scanning operation seems that the application is not properly removed when it was tried last time. Now to overcome this issue you need to follow the below steps as given,

    STEP 1: Download the Symantec removal tool for Mac CLICK HERE!!

    STEP 2: Now open the zip file and extract it to a particular folder.
    STEP 3: Just double-click on the file named as “RemoveSymantecMacFiles.command which will open up the terminal window and give in your Mac password.

    STEP 4: Now from the option. Type 1 to remove all Symantec files and folders completely from your Mac.

    STEP 5: Restart your Mac once and check if things are fine and you wouldn’t getting the Symantec scan anmore.

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    Re: Steps to remove the Symantec Antivirus application completely from Mac?

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    :: This is due to the antivirus is not correctly uninstall from the system.

    :: Go to the system file and check there is any antivirus file in the folder or not, if it is then delete the file.

    :: After deleting the file, restart the system and check still having problem.

    :: If so then use the Symantec removal tool for Mac, this will remove the antivirus properly.


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    Re: Steps to remove the Symantec Antivirus application completely from Mac?

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say...........

    1.Firstly you may not deleted all the files of the Symantec Antivirus.

    2.So the Norton Antivirus is still working in your Mac.

    3.then you search for the Symantec files in all the drives.

    4.And delete those files individually and remove them from the 'Trash'.

    5.If it is not possible you install that software once again in you Mac.

    6.Then you perform the Clean Sweep of that Antivirus.

    That's it by doing as i said you can solve your problem.

    All the best................

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    Re: Steps to remove the Symantec Antivirus application completely from Mac?

    Hello Dear Friend ...


    Follow the below steps

    Go to the Applications

    Select the Symantec solutions and open it







    Click on the Symantec Installer






    Then follow the particular Prompts

    Then remove all the Symantec Products

    When the Program has been Installed then you will receive a CONFIRMATION message

    Then click on OK

    That is it


    GOOD LUCK

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    Re: Steps to remove the Symantec Antivirus application completely from Mac?

    Hi,
    For removing symantec antivirus app you need to do below steps.Don't think this tough it is soo simple to remove.
    Tap the mac home screen first.After tapping tap the start up menu this can be done by taping the task bar.Now you will see the different options in start up menu so find and tap the control panel.In this control panel again you will see the different options.Among this find and tap the add or remove a program.After tapping a new window will open to uninstall the app.So,select the antivirus application and tap the uninstall.
    After uninstall locate the mail app file in your mac system and tap the shift delete.That's it antivirus file is not deleted from mac.

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    Re: Steps to remove the Symantec Antivirus application completely from Mac?

    I've had some colleagues in the past have difficulties removing security applications from their computers, one tool I would recommend (it's free too!) is AppRemover for Mac, hopefully this helps! www.appremover.com

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    Re: Steps to remove the Symantec Antivirus application completely from Mac?

    Hi friend,

    It is very simple to remove the symantec antivirus application completely from mac.Follow the below instructions to remove completely.

    +++ Steps to follow to remove the symantec antivirus application completely :

    1. First of all turn on the mac system.

    2. After turn on go to the start up menu .Here you will see the many options.

    3. Among this find and tap the control panel.

    4. In control panel again find and tap the add or remove program option.

    5. Now you will see the all installed applications here.

    6. Among this choose the symatec antivirus app and tap uninstall option.

    That's it..

    Thank you.....................

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    Re: Steps to remove the Symantec Antivirus application completely from Mac?

    my dear friend

    Steps to follow to remove the symantec antivirus application completely


    1.Firstly you may not deleted all the files of the Symantec Antivirus.

    2.So the Norton Antivirus is still working in your Mac.

    3.then you search for the Symantec files in all the drives.

    4.And delete those files individually and remove them from the 'Trash'.

    5.If it is not possible you install that software once again in you Mac.

    6.Then you perform the Clean Sweep of that Antivirus.

    hope this information help you

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    Re: Steps to remove the Symantec Antivirus application completely from Mac?

    H!!!! Friend ,

    The problem of antivirus trying to scan your mac even after the un instillation on antivirus occur because of these following reasons.

    -------> If the antivirus is uninstalled properly, due to following reasons.

    Your mac os might have got should down while you are trying to uninstall antivirus,and some of the files might have not removed.

    >..... To remove the uninstalled or un removed files

    Start--> Control panel> add/remove programs >remove the Symantec antivirus.

    -------> restart your mac device.

    --------> If still this problem occur than download the C cleaner software and install on to your mac device and make the C cleaner to run, to remove the unwanted or un removed files from c drive.


    Hope this will solve your problem


    Thank you.

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