Norton AntiVirus Definitions
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Norton AntiVirus Definitions20201024-003

24 October 2020

Virus definitions for Symantec/Norton AntiVirus.

Overview

Norton AntiVirus Definitions are the latest anti-virus detection files. The installer will automatically update Norton AntiVirus virus definitions and engine files to detect and repair the most recently discovered Mac viruses. This file is a self-extracting archive which contains the Norton AntiVirus Virus Definitions Installer. Once downloaded and expanded on your hard drive, simply double-click on the Installer and the appropriate files will be installed on your computer.

What's new in Norton AntiVirus Definitions

Version 20201024-003:
  • Includes the latest virus definitions

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100 Reviews of Norton AntiVirus Definitions

0.5
mrsidoric
01 March 2019
Version: 20190301-001

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INSTALL AT YOUR OWN RISK. Norton of any flavor risks loss of your data. It installs crap all over your computer with innocuous names that defy search and removal. Like bamboo – it also multiplies and expands. Even if you remove it – one missed tidbit can replicate the whole app again. THIS SHOULD BE CLASSED AS A VIRUS.
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nobody2011
04 December 2019
Version: 20191203-003
App requirements: Intel 32?? :-)))
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scfw
24 June 2019
Version: 20190624-002
It's a really bad idea to list the virus definition updates as software listing on macupdate. can a moderator fix that please?
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OsloX
10 May 2019
Version: 20190510-002
Just asking. Is a anti virus tool needed for macOS?
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0.5
mrsidoric
01 March 2019
Version: 20190301-001
INSTALL AT YOUR OWN RISK. Norton of any flavor risks loss of your data. It installs crap all over your computer with innocuous names that defy search and removal. Like bamboo – it also multiplies and expands. Even if you remove it – one missed tidbit can replicate the whole app again. THIS SHOULD BE CLASSED AS A VIRUS.
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june8
18 January 2019
Version: 20190117-022
I wonder why does MacUpdate list this virus definition update and not the application itself? Virus definition updates are being updated automatically within their applications and they wouldn't be open to comments and/or reviews..
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NedC
09 July 2018
Version: 20180706-008
I can't believe that with all the bad comments about this, there are over 110 thousand downloads. Does this work or not?
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4.5
JBob2047
15 June 2018
Version: 20180613-020
I've been using Norton Security Deluxe on my MacBook Pro for about a month and it is working perfectly. No system impact that I have noticed.
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0.5
Virtualruffy
19 September 2017
Version: 09/18/2017
I can't believe this wookie dung still exists. Who in their right ind would use it? Where once Norton Symantec products were great now they are the joke of techs. Instead of snipe hunts we send our techs on norton hunts -to find a working valuable product. They never come back...
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0.5
mrsidoric
26 October 2016
Version: 10/26/2016
BEWARE: ABSOLUTE TRASH – Norton/Symantec or whoever they are now are purveyors of malware. This crapware will harm your computer and is impossible to remove.
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Jjpong
02 November 2013
Version: 11/01/2013
I first started using Norton's antivirus software in 1994, I think. I won't support it any more. This software made itself a subscription product one day out of the blue without giving me a choice. I hope nobody will support their Mac version.
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Marcossi
12 October 2013
Version: 10/11/2013
I believe Norton would be better of selling swim suites in the Antarctic. (The experts say, that in a couple of hundred years it will be warm there)
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0.5
r2xman
21 August 2013
Version: 08/20/2013
Norton is Turdware.
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Shralldam
13 June 2013
Version: 06/13/2013
What the…?! Almost 450 Mb for virus definitions?
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Jazzyguy
04 June 2013
Version: 06/04/2013
They make the viruses so they have (raison etre) a reason to be in existence. If there were no viruses they would have no reason to be in existence so they simply make them!
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0.5
Jwenrick
28 May 2013
Version: 05/27/2013
I shouldn't even give it a half star. Norton used to write good software MANY years ago in Classic, but then screwed up royally when OS X came out. Does anybody even use their software anymore? Jack W
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0.5
MisterE
13 May 2013
Version: 05/02/2013
Just stopped by to poo on Norton haha, I really can't believe they still bother. Thanks for reminding me to update my ClamXav definitions :D
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Jazzyguy
02 May 2013
Version: 05/02/2013
They are the persona that manufactures the viruses for us to digest. They haven't gotten around to OSX yet as it is far better to infect Windows as that is where the real money is.
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0.5
Foulger
25 December 2012
Version: 12/25/2012
I have removed so many Norton anti virus apps from school computers that come pre installed with no viruses found. In many cases after installing ClamXav, several viruses have been found. I regard Norton as a virus in itself - it invades a hard drive with no good purpose.
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BillyGoGo
23 November 2012
Version: 11/19/2012
Hopefully all these antivirus companies will finally blow away with latest security measures of Mac OS X. Stop to sell your scareware! I believe most viruses are written by these companies themselves.
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0.5
rames123
18 August 2012
Version: 08/14/2012
The requested object does not exist on this server.
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Fredash
07 November 2011
Version: 11/07/2011
Useless on OS X.
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RavenNevermore
11 July 2011
Version: 07/11/2011
Mac viruses, what Mac viruses? :) I haven't needed it yet, but it updates fine and doesn't slow down my Mac. It has found PC viruses on flash drives from PC using friends, so it was kind of helpful to them.
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waryuser
20 June 2011
Version: 06/20/2011
You know it's the antivirus companies that make viruses right?
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3.5
Wayne-Welsh
10 May 2011
Version: 05/07/2011
All I get last night and this morning is: "Not Found". I even tried the Power Mac version and got the same thing.
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0.5
MisterE
07 May 2011
Version: 05/04/2011
Crapware. Can't think of a single positive.
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0.5
Dvedmunds
01 March 2011
Version: 02/28/2011
Uses to many resources, slows my iMac down and gets in the way. I have removed it from my 5740 iMac running Mac OS X 10.6.6. 2.93 GHz Intel Core i7. On the positive side Symantec refunded my money without question and was very understanding. I don't like to bag Symantec as I have used their products for years, but this version of Norton's was not up to scratch and unlike their other products. If Symantec fix Norton's I will purchase it again and give it another try.
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0.5
Pony
25 January 2011
Version: 01/24/2011
Argghhh. Annoyingly reports Windows viruses in Java caches as viruses even after Java cleared the cache. This results in an unhelpful alert that the file could not be cleaned.
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Jazzyguy
10 January 2011
Version: 01/10/2011
Who in his right mind put "PROCESS" down as an alternative to an Anti-Virus program??? How could this be related to viruses?
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RavenNevermore
05 January 2011
Version: 01/04/2011
Well I got this for free as part of the whole Norton Security package from Comcast/Xfinity. I haven't used any Norton products, or antivirus software for that matter, in a very long time (since the dawn of OS X). But I have been freelancing at Sony Music, and they use it, so I figured what the heck; I'll give it a whirl. So far it works fine. Just for fun I saved one of those zip attachments that I got on some junk mail that's supposed to be from UPS, and it detected the virus right away and removed it from the file. The only downside is if you have it regularly scanning you hard drive, the "Norton Missed Tasks" background app eats up CPU cycles, so I turned that feature off and only have it scan my downloads folder. I'm not expecting any viruses, but so far it has not messed up my Mac in the least. If I didn't know it was installed, I wouldn't know. It's very unobtrusive. @Wizard2; it's easy to uninstall, it didn't write files all over the place, and we aren't using PCs, so maybe you are thinking of Windoze?
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mrsidoric
17 November 2010
Version: 11/17/2010
Norton's AV products ARE a virus. Have you ever tried removing this stuff from a computer? It's a world of hurt -- miss just one of hundreds and hundreds of files and prefs it seeds throughout your harddrive -- and the bugger re-replicates itself. It's baaaack like a movie zombie. Most viruses and malware on Mac OS X require admin user approval before they install or active. The solution is simple - be vigilant and careful. NAV at best is an expensive, messy, buggy lesson. At worst, it will damage your PC.
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Libertyforall1776
28 September 2010
Version: 09/28/2010
Does this detect CPIV variants??
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anonymous-tapir-4715
28 September 2010
Version: 09/27/2010
Good ol' Norton. They never give up. Somebody must be buying this. New to Mac?
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26cab40
18 August 2010
Version: 08/18/2010
I tried the latest iteration of Norton on a few known problematic files. Small PC files loaded with Trojans/exploits etc. I normally use a dedicated PC with NOD32 to run all files through, especially those that might be passed to friends or colleagues. I also use Bitdefender Online for second pass and finally ClamXAV just to be complete. In a VMWare sandbox I have 10 files, all infected, that I keep as a test set, the oldest Trojan variant in there is 4 YEARS OLD !!! The most recent was sent to me last week. NOD32 picks up 9 out of ten but warns about the remaining file. Bitdefender Online picks up 8 out of the ten. Clam XAV also picks up 8 (surprising us all). Norton picks up 1. The 4 year old exploit. Norton also shows the highest CPU drain and consumes twice the memory of Bitdefender Online. In Bitdefenders defense it's already running in a rather bloated browser. It's awful, bloated, slow and has a bigger imprint than Sasquatch. Avoid this at all costs.
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SickTeddyBear
08 June 2010
Version: 06/04/2010
I use both ClamXav and Norton AntiVirus 11 for manual scanning under Leopard. I got NAV for free from my cable internet provider (it was part of Norton Internet Security 4). One thing I notice is that ClamXav seems to detect email viruses that NAV completely misses. Can someone clarify whether the signatures in NAV for Mac are OS X specific, and do not include Windows viruses? Do you need to purchase the "dual protection" version of NAV in order to get Windows virus signatures included in your scanning? Is it possible that ClamXav is giving me false positives, or have a missed a configuration setting for NAV?
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Aargl
07 June 2010
Version: 06/04/2010
Well... someday, some virus might destroy your Mac... ;-D When OSX appeared, there was that threat that with the expansion of Apple's market some nasty pirate would begin to make viruses and it would end just as it is for pc users... and it was nearly 10 years ago, now. So, it would be stupid to say "there will never be viruses on Mac!", but until now I've never got one and never heard of anyone getting one. The main risk might be running pc apps on your Mac, but except for that, the risk is so tiny that I continue sleeping without any antivirus, and I'm sleeping well... ;-) (to me, the most terrible viruses in Macs are all those damned pc parts they put in since old powerpc days, beginning with IDE instead of SCSI, that made Macs cheaper but weaker :-(
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Der~bot~haus
12 May 2010
Version: 05/11/2010
145MB?
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Eff
25 September 2009
Version: 9/24/09
Simply because you've never encountered one, doesn't mean they didn't exist. I caught one back in days of my trusty ole' SE30 while installing a game from a floppy I had purchased at a local book store. Luckily, it was a variant of Code 252 which just displayed a creepy message and then deleted itself. And if you don't believe the page I linked to above, take it from the horse's mouth: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=50569 http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=30345 (under "MBDF virus and Mac OS 8") So yes, you are correct in that there are currently no viruses for any version of OS X, and with very few exceptions OS X users don't need to be concerned about the issue (I don't have AV software installed on any of Macs, btw), aside from exercising common sense when surfing/downloading files. But that does not mean that a) there never were any viruses on the Mac platform in the past, and b) there may not be poo-ware attacking OS X in the future. All that being said, I think we can agree on two points: Norton AV, in its current state, is a POS, and the AV developer's money-grabbing schemes are ridiculous.
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Ilgaz
06 September 2009
Version: 9/4/09
If this release included "signature updates for the unpatched java security hole on pre OS X 10.5 systems" as release note, I would run to Symantec store and buy it. Of course, they are so busy with including Windows virus signatures and proof of concept junk rather than real threats, backdoors. I don't want to spam this site so consider this comment for every single AV running under OS X, even including "free" ones. If you aren't protecting against an active threat, you don't deserve a single CPU cycle.
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alas!
02 September 2009
Version: 9/1/09
Norton antivirus? The mere mention of that name should give any self respecting Mac user a case of spontaneous, explosive diarrhea. Truthfully, as has oft been said, there just ain't no active virus threat out there in the wild for Macs at the moment. One of these days, there likely will be. So, it might be wise to have some anti virus protection at one's disposal. There is, though, no reason to pay through the nose for some virus protection such as the dreaded and sickening Norton or the quite overpriced Intego VirusBarrier (they've got a $30 yearly fee for virus definition updates after one's first year of Virusbarrier use). There's the highly regarded and free ClamX.
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Frankhogg
19 August 2009
Version: 8/18/09
I've been using Macs since 1984 and I don't use any "AntiVirus" software, free or paid for simply because THERE ARE NO VIRUSES FOR A MAC! Never have been. I've never had a problem... NEVER! Do you know why there are two lion statues in front of the NY Public Library? The answer is they keep the elephants away. Hey it works just as well as any anti virus software for the Mac does.
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arinsblogcdyt
08 August 2009
Version: 8/07/09
Just another happy user of ClamAV. I would say that unless you really hate your machine, stay away from the bloated NAV. I have had enough of it. Can you imagine I discarded it even after buying it for a decent amount! That is because I love my computer just too much to torture it with Norton. Ever since I installed Clam, my machine has become much faster and on top of that, it is yet to get affected with a virus or trojan! I also have a machine that runs on Windows XP and I use the free Avira on that one!
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shawnabecklar
05 August 2009
Version: 8/04/09
Been looking for this update. So this makes it easy. thanks guys
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Scott-e-collins
16 July 2009
Version: 7/15/09
Norton Antivirus feels somewhat to 'bloated' for me. I personally prefer ClamAVX. Also heard good things about McAfee, but ClamAVX seems to have the most clean, no-nonsense 'feel' to it.
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Rmendes
15 July 2009
Version: 7/14/09
with all the updates this is getting, it must include the h1n1 anti-virus as well...
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26cab40
15 July 2009
Version: 7/14/09
This udpate is very poor. It does not improve Norton, an already poor application. I suggest ClamXAV as a better alternative.
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Mark-Everitt
15 July 2009
Version: 7/14/09
Is all discussion post-2006 simply being deleted? I know it's been heated lately but some good points were made. These virus definitions can only be used with the non-free Norton AntiVirus. I'd say that this does not fit into any meaningful definition of free. Secondly, these definitions seem to be supplied separately because the automatic updating in NAV does not function under 10.5.7 (looking at the comments for NAV). Considering that Symantec deals by keeping us scared of our own shadows I'm going to be consistent to that and put it to them that using a separate installer to update definitions is an enormous gap in their protection. If automatic updating does work, then posting the definitions here is shameless (and frankly bewildering) advertising. This is a shocking state of affairs. For the record I run ClamAV, not because I fear viruses but because I work with some windows users. If they get a virus then it slows me down too (I've tried to convert them to Mac or Linux to little avail). The main free competitor to Norton on a mac is ClamXav, which has no problem with updating itself.
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Micky1
19 May 2006
Version: 5/18/06
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15850
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4.25
Anonymous
03 November 2005
Version: 11/02/05
Does anybody comment on NAV that doesn't hate it for whatever reason? As a U.S. Department of Defense member, I have access to the DOD agency licensed (regular corporate) level product, which is free for anyone connected with the DOD, even contractors. I run NAV9 on my three personal Macs at home (OSX 10.4.2 and 10.4.3 until I get them all updated) and have for years. We also run them on all our Macs at work. In all cases, we do it not only because DOD policy madates using AV software (and provides your choice of several products), but because it's only polite to the poor Windows users we all interface with so we aren't virus vectors to them. I've never had a problem with NAV loading, setting up properly, or running as expected--on any of many systems from OSX 10.1x onward. If there's a problem with the personal edition, Norton needs to fix that. But it is NOT a universal problem, and may also be an issue with a misconfiguration on a particular Mac or due to not verifying and repairing permissions often enough, too.
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Anonymous
20 October 2005
Version: 10/19/05
Uh, please Mac users. Acknowledge that Norton 'Anything' is detrimental to the 'X' system. Yes, in the old days of MacOS9, but no more. A warning to newbies: Don't even try it!
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Anonymous
22 September 2005
Version: 9/22/05
NAV itself has resulted in far greater risk and instability of the computers I oversee than any OSX virus. Their scare tactics issued earlier this week were a sad attempt to sell more software and updates. SHAME ON SYMANTIC for their cheap publicity stunt. If you want a challenge -- try removing NAV sometime and see what happens. Its UGLY and causes untold hardship. All good reasons to NUKE NAV. The computer you save may be your own.
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Sebriel /X\
22 September 2005
Version: 9/22/05
Completely Useless I have been using Apple Computers since 1990, all the time downloading , searching in the internet, and i have never had a virus.....
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Anonymous
22 September 2005
Version: 9/22/05
I think that some people might like to have a look at ClamXav. It is free and quite good.
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Anonymous
09 September 2005
Version: 9/08/05
I mean seriously, there is no point for it. IT takes up space on your hard drive, and is a tough little cookie to uninstall, just like the others have said, completely useless, and protects you from nothing. Norton you'll make more money sticking to windows folk!
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Anonymous
03 September 2005
Version: 09/2005
i've been a mac user for nigh on twenty years and in that time i've had one [count 'em!] virus - which, if memory serves me correctly was under system 7,6. i don't know how norton have the gall to continue selling this pointless piece of "hard drive filler", but i suppose they'll continue to do so whilst some mac users are naive enough to buy it.
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Anonymous
30 August 2005
Version: 8/25/05
Received my Mac "booster shot" in 1984 and have been virtual free of disease and in top fitness…unlike the pouchy bellied Billie Bob…fat on viruses I suppose :-)
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Anonymous
29 August 2005
Version: 8/25/05
useless
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Sebriel /X\
18 August 2005
Version: 8/16/05
I don't use neither Antiviruses nor Firewalls I am using a MAC, i have been using it for more than 15 years, i ve never needed any program like this.........
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Anonymous
30 July 2005
Version: 07/28/05
Slooooooooooow. AntiVirus 10 seems to take all day to scan a decent sized HD. The Updater is slow and clunky.
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Chris D
29 July 2005
Version: 07/28/05
I have been ranting about Norton products here for years. They rip people off on their products then they rip people off for their rebates. They have stolen from me twice (on my last two upgrades). I sent all info in (read the fine fine fine print to make sure I had everything they wanted). I looked over my info before mailing it to them (of course they wanted all the original copies of everything) then waited and waited and never got my rebate. You can NOT contact them concerning this (other than some obscure email address that just sends you back a blunt email stating some bull crap about not submitting the proper documentation) and that is it.. no other recourse. They have NO customer service. They list NO contact info on their web site other than a link that take you to a redundant "canned" "worthless" FAQ type question and answer link. They have NO support for their products. They just take your money and let you bend over. What is amazing to me is that I NEVER have a problem getting my paperwork straight for other product rebates.. just Norton. They steal your money for a worthless product then STEAL it again on the rebates (and you have NO recourse, nobody to contact, email or talk with and they have all your originals). I have wiped all Norton programs off my Mac other than Norton AntiVirus and when my subscription is up I am dumping it also. I will have a Norton Free Mac and wil NEVER purchase one of their products again.. ever !!! After years and years on the Mac with Norton I have had it. I will never purchase any of their products again and will spend twice as much if needed for a product that has some customer service (AND NO REBATES !!). Why do we continually fall for the "Rebate Trap" people. What a perfect rip off scheme for the software companies and resellers to take your money over and over again.
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Anonymous
22 July 2005
Version: 07/21/05
Tiger rendered Norton dead. That's it. Save your money and get ClamXav or none until Norton comes up with something that works. Brickhouse for firewall.
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Anonymous
15 July 2005
Version: 07/14/05
Norton freezes my mac on start up. I would rather have the virus than use this product. Same below, I paid for something that does not work.
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Anonymous
08 July 2005
Version: 07/07/05
Where does one start when it comes to a discussion about any Mac product that even mention's the word "Norton ".. I've used them off and on for several years, but I've eventually had enough of their couldn't care less attitude towards those of us who use Mac's. I bought and paid for Norton AntiVirus X 9, only to find it did not work correctly with Tiger when it was released about two months after I bought theiri product.. I'm now expected to part with more cash and move up toNorton AntiVirus v 10.. No way. When are these big boys of the software world going to give Mac users a fair deal. Enough said...
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Anonymous
08 July 2005
Version: 07/07/05
Mac folks: listen up. Norton (Symantec) will evidently NEVER be friendly to the OS. I just 'upgraded' both Antivirus and Utilities. Antivirus wouldn't ever set-up correctly and Utilities isn't for Tiger yet. I requested a total refund with the very nice gentleman on the phone. Waiting! Try ClamXav for antivirus: open source. I'll NEVER again buy Symantec (Norton). Sorry to rant, but gee-whiz!
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Anonymous
30 June 2005
Version: 06/28/2005
this updater doesn't work. I payed for norton's "liveupdate", but something broke 4 weeks ago. I hate to reinstall norton, cause it spreads uncountable files overall. this is really not a good sotware! shame!
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Anonymous
24 June 2005
Version: 06/23/2005
Anti what ?
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Anonymous
05 May 2005
Version: 05/02
this update caused me and many others to experience virus messages saying that we have been infected with 'Hacktool.Underhand'. It seems that the problem is this update and not a virus/trojan. This caused crashes/freezes and kernal crashes to many users. I unfortunatly have to say avoid this update. I personally have removed NAV and will wait till I hear that this problem is fixed before re-installing
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Anonymous
02 April 2005
Version: 03/30
I bought the NAV a year ago, and now I have to pay for upgrade. These people are too greedy. I quit.
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Anonymous
25 March 2005
Version: 03/24
Why paying for Virus Definitions? Virex is inferior on OSX but at least they provide you with free Virus Definition Updates. Soon you'll have to pay for each update or, to maximize the profit, they will implement a pay-per-application use charge.
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Tsantsan1
25 March 2005
Version: 03/24
"Contrary to popular belief, the Macintosh operating system has not always been a safe haven from malicious code," said a report, which was issued on Monday from anti-virus software vendor Symantec Corp. Bravo Symantec. Nice work. But what a pity that none of Symantec's software is needed any more in Mac OS X. That's why they don't like the idea of people switching to macmini...
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Anonymous
19 March 2005
Version: 03/16
While viruses on the Mac are not currently a threat, that does NOT mean they are not potentially a problem or that the Mac is immune to viruses, trojans, etc. The fact is that people who develop viruses have done so mainly for the Windows platform, thus a virus is seldom a problem for a Mac user. As a matter of fact, benign Trojans have been developed for the Mac for demonstration purposes, and even Apple is aware of this. Perhaps a few of Apple's security updates have addressed some of OS X's vulnerabilities. Anyway, I'm happy with NAV. Based on a previous experience I'm terrified of using any of their other utilities such as Speed Disk or Disk Doctor (which I also own), but NAV is pretty good. By the way, the 11MB file is a stand-alone installer, but if you update through LiveUpdate you'll see that the virus definition's update file is much smaller.
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Anonymous
19 March 2005
Version: 03/16
So basically, Mac "viruses" are just MS Office Macros received from windows counterparts..... Why not just use Appleworks / iWork / Nissus / Open Office and do away with all this updating this antivirus stuff?
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Anonymous
04 March 2005
Version: 03/02
You must DISABLE auto-protect in order for Adobe Acrobat Distiller 6 to complete PDF creation. This is unacceptable. The ability to create PDFs is far more important than protection from non-existent viruses (OS X) and protecting Windows users from themselves. FIX IT, SYMANTEC!
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Anonymous
04 March 2005
Version: 03/02
11MB of updates? Windows must be getting hit hard with viruses recently eh? I know viruses won't affect my mac and I see no reason to be concerned with scanning files I send to people. Windows is affected by viruses and windows users can deal with it, if they don't want to get a mac, that's their problem, not mine. If Apple would spend as much money educating people as the anti-virus companies do scaring people, then you can be sure apple's market share would be significantly higher.
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Anonymous
04 March 2005
Version: 03/02
Symantec had a corrupted disk image on their server - they have corrected/replaced the 3/2 with a 3/3 image - appx 7:30 PM EST. ----------------- Anyone who works in a corporate environment is faced with Office macro viruses that affect both Mac files (but not the application) and WIN files AND the WIN application ... so an anti-viral application is a necessity - lest you feel the wrath of your superiors, eventually. NAV runs fine, absolutely DOES NOT hog your system, and I wish nonsense about it would stop being posted ... possibly from persons with a competing product interest? Hmmmm?
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Jeff-H-
18 February 2005
Version: 02/17
More "WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION" type of fear...I think there were 3 or 4 viruses on Mac in the last 8 years...
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Anonymous
18 February 2005
Version: 02/17
I have to admit I was down on Norton in past, but just recently, after checking for hotel reservations at a casino (believe me, if my wife did not want to go I won't be staying at a casino), a popup window uploaded a little nasty gift that Norton quarantined and I then deleted.
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Appelsin
12 February 2005
Version: 02/10
Avoid it at any cost!!! Norton hogs your system big time, creates all kinds of problems and it's..let's face it...not needed! Instead of spending your hard earned money on Norton, you should go for the FREE clamXav virus checker for Mac OS X: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15850 ...although you really don't need that app. either....but at least it's free!
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Sebriel /X\
11 February 2005
Version: 02/10
I have never had a virus,, have you?????? Is there any potential virus for mac??? maybe symantec is working on them, so then they 'll say that norton is the only solution... by the way this kinf of soft always makes your system to become dumb and slow... i don't recommend it...
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Anonymous
11 February 2005
Version: 02/10
What do you know? Norton ripped me off in the same way that they did the guy whom I quoted below. After all my effort to get my rebate, they sent the same little postcard saying I didn't send in everything that was required. Of course, then I no longer had the proofs so I couldn't do anything. These companys who offer rebate factor in customer fatigue to raise their profit margins. Of, I too am finished wiith Symantec. Caveat Emptor: -- (earlier quote)-- "Norton (Symantec) WILL rip you off for your rebate. They demand all the originals (CD, receipt, etc) then tell you you didn't send something in. Then they won't take a color copy as proof that you did send it in. They have done it to me twice.. NEVER AGAIN !! "
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Anonymous
21 January 2005
Version: 01/20
wheres the sign up list. if you make a promise to us come through with it.
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2.5
Anonymous
21 January 2005
Version: 01/20
I agree with the other reviewers about Symantec (and I have a friend there too). They told me they sent my rebate...NADA, 2 years later. They have essentially abandoned the Mac platform. The web site is awful. How many more reasons do we need to lose this dog? I too am pulling out after my subscription runs out...
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Anonymous
27 November 2004
Version: 11/23
Anyone ever had a virus on Mac OS X? -I didn't. Maybe because I don't use any Microsoft application...
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Chris D
24 November 2004
Version: 11/23
Norton (Symantec) WILL rip you off for your rebate. They demand all the originals (CD, receipt, etc) then tell you you didn't send something in. Then they won't take a color copy as proof that you did send it in. They have done it to me twice.. NEVER AGAIN !! And Mac Update you don't have the ganads to leave this on your site telling the truth about these rip off companies. Comments about rip off companies are as important as the products they sell.. wake up !! I have quit using all of Symantec's software and will quit Norton Utilities as soon as my virus updates expire. I will continue to warn people about Symantec every chance I get. The $60.00 (two $30.00 rebates) that they ripped me for will cost them bad comments every chance I get and I am not afraid to put my name and email address on this WARNING !!! The $60.00 (two $30.00 rebates) that they ripped me for will cost them bad comments every time I can.
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Anonymous
24 November 2004
Version: 11/23
Everything about Norton has become so incredibility lame. Does anyone know what this latest set of definitions covers? Hell, even going to Norton's site proves a task to hunt down what it is. Norton has lost it altogether.
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Anonymous
20 November 2004
Version: 11/18
I would love to be able to download and install the new virus defs. However, my subscription is expired and no matter how hard I try I have not been able to renew them using Symantec's on-line system. Numerous emails sent to Symantec customer service, help line, etc. No response from any of them. So do I pirate or switch to Virex?
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Anonymous
20 November 2004
Version: 11/18
The download link is bad, both from here, and from the page at Norton reached through the More Information link. 22:29pm Pacific Nov 19, 04.
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Anonymous
15 November 2004
Version: 11/11
Still it is the one which have found a lot of Netsky PC virus since february, in email attachments. Usually they comes as .pif files. Virex did not find them, at least not automatically, while downloading the mails. Although these are pc virus, they spread by my mail to pc people, friends and clients, if i do not stop them. Sad to hear though, that Norton plan on leaving the Mac platform. And Virex not up to the job... Well someone will hopefully show up.
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Anonymous
12 November 2004
Version: 11/11
it would be handy if it detected even half of what clamav detects. sadly, on OSX, clamav has very questionable "on access" scanning. but a clamav manual scan of directories reported threats that norton did not detect. what kind of threats (you might well ask)? ms word "concept" macro virus and several clamav "test" viruses. what did norton detect? nada. zip. nuttin. weeeeee! I feel confident that i get worthless defs updates. (either direction you come at this reply. is clamav flagging non-threats, or is norton ignoring real threats?) There is an OSX gui clamav, but it is not vigorously updated. There are instruction with ClamXav that allow one to modify clamav to work with the gui, but again, no "on access" support. please support open source developers. (no, i am not one.)
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Anonymous
08 November 2004
Version: 11/01
The comments about the company are valid as it shows how they have stood behind other products and are likely to stand behind this one.
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Anonymous
05 November 2004
Version: 11/01
OMG how i hate nortons now. Now heres a company that should stop making software for the mac. Firewall has a hole(small but there) in it and they still wont fix it.Saying its a minor issuse and they dont want to announce it.
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Anonymous
30 August 2004
Version: 08/26
works very well in OS10X
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Anonymous
30 August 2004
Version: 08/26
I agree with the below.. I think Norton (which I have been using for many many years) is the worst. Their web site tries to be hi-tech but in reality it just keeps you running around in circles (and don't tell me I can't maneuver a web site cause I buld them). Go into their friggin web site and try and get a tech or customer service email or phone number.. Would you believe that on the weekends they pull the page down and put a message page in the support page that says "they are closed on the weekends and you HAVE to go back to the web site on Mon-Fri to get a phone number or tech email address". And they are worse than Adobe (and I own every program Adobe makes, so again I get to comment). Everything is pay, pay, pay.. You buy their programs and then if you need help on the phone you have to pay for it.. EXTRA !! Now Symantic gives NO grace period, if you want to talk to someone it is PAY from the get go !! In this case, my definitions had expired so rather than subscribe again from vs. 8.0 I decided to upgrade to vs. 9.0 (which is supposed to come with another free year). After install, it didn't work (the free year) and won't let me download the def's and keeps telling me I have to pay when the box and manual say no.. so I go to support site (on Saturday) to get an email address to write and ask what I might do.. and their web site says THEY ARE CLOSED FOR THE WEEKEND, COME BACK ON MON-FRI FOR PHONE OR EMAIL ADDRESS.. I am not kidding.. I couldn't believe it. They don't even leave their phone numbers or email addresses online over the weekend.. only during the week.. I am NOT Kidding So now, rather than me being able to send an email and maybe get an answer via email sometime in the next 2-3 weeks (by the time I go back and forth and back and forth trying to explain my problem to some idiot on the other end that could care less) I have to go back on Monday to get the email address and then wait for my reply that will not be anywhere close to the question I wrote in about. I could, of course, wait until Monday and phone to have my problem solved in probably 5 minutes or less.. BUT, after spending 70 bucks for the upgrade I would have to pay an incident charge of $35 bucks to talk to some dope in India.. I have had problems with Symantic before (like waiting 10 weeks to get my $20.00 rebate back), or refusing one of my rebates because I didn't send my ORIGINAL DISK in with the rebate app.. and another time an absolute refusal to talk to me unless I pay their incident fee.. so I have had it. No more Norton Firewall.. I dumped it and switched to the one that came on my Mac.. Next time, no more Norton Antivirus.. I will find a something new.. NORTON.. GO POUND SALT !! My star ratings with this comment are in reference to their tech support and web site that won't even let you near their support page without going through some idiotic database question and answer, wizz bang, doesn't do a thing helper and THEN tells you they are closed. I have to admit, this is a first.. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A CLOSED WEB SITE BEFORE !!!!
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Anonymous
29 August 2004
Version: 08/26
we use sophos at work, its multi platform and damn good, its worth a look!
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Anonymous
28 August 2004
Version: 08/26
Well let's make it short. NORTN SUCKS! He made money on us, now he doesn't care about us! Isn't that the way it go in life?
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Anonymous
31 July 2004
Version: 06/24
My Norton days--from way back when--have come to an end. The insipid hoop jumping required to even find the bloody price for virus subscription annual renewal is an insult to the human race. Norton has managed to replicate the same stupid delaying tactics that we have all come to know and loathe when we use the telephone for support only now it is through the computer. All I wanted to know was how much were the annual subscription prices--UP FRONT, NOT after I had been jerked around by some stupid computer. Since Norton has bailed on Norton Utilities it makes no sense to stay with them for many reasons. It ain't the same o' Norton any more. Good riddance R.I.P
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Anonymous
25 June 2004
Version: 06/24
someone of yours need an antivirus software in a MAC computer? i work with a friend in Apple Tech Support for a lot of years (1994-2004) and just a couple of times i was found some ".doc" or ".xls" files with Macro-viruses... for PC users antivirus software is a NEED-OF-EACH-DAY... but, for Mac users are a joke! (a lot expensives).
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Anonymous
12 May 2004
Version: 05/04
http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/top_news_item.cfm?NewsID=8664
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Anonymous
02 April 2004
Version: 04/04
NAV works pretty well finding PC virus. My Mac gets some .pif files NAV 9.0.1 found the Pc virus that got famous some weeks ago: W32Netsky.B@mm Quote: Norton AntiVirus Repair Alert friend.htm.exe was infected with W32Netsky.B@mm. It has been deleted. Virex 7.2.1 did not find it, or did not reach to before NAV found it. - On the other hand, Virex found some of the .pif files, which NAV did not. Why care, mr Anonymous? A PC friend was becoming desperate because he could not receive mail from me. Because they contained virus. His AV application rejected and deleted them.
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Anonymous
13 March 2004
Version: 03/04
So i have heard too. If the latest version 9.x are made to scan after PC viruses, then it would be coming on, and compete against Virex. We don´t want to pass on these to PC users. Last week, after the press covering of the newest PC virus, the ...sky.pif, i have received different .pif file attachments daily. Mail subjects cleverly innocent. Mail content text line stressing that the content lies within the .pif file, and please double click it. Happily i´ve played a little with PCs, helping friends, and remember these .pif files from Win 3.11 (they are still around in later Wins. (Program Info File, something. Actually small programs:) And these, for what i know, might possibly infect your Mac, if running Win in VPC (virtual pc).
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Anonymous
10 March 2004
Version: 03/04
Please enlighten me! To my (limited) knowledge there's no viruses for the Mac OS X! Could someone correct me on that?!
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