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Norton AntiVirus Definitions
Norton AntiVirus Definitions
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Norton AntiVirus Definitions free download for Mac

Norton AntiVirus Definitions for Mac20201024-003

24 October 2020

Virus definitions for Symantec/Norton AntiVirus.

What is Norton AntiVirus Definitions for Mac

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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mel.d
mel.d
May 31 2021
20201024-003
4.0
May 31 2021
4.0
Version: 20201024-003
In the new version, I like that the installation starts in one click, as well as its completion. I now have the ability to view and save logs that allow me to contact technical support.
nobody2011
nobody2011
Dec 4 2019
20191203-003
0.0
Dec 4 2019
0.0
Version: 20191203-003
App requirements: Intel 32?? :-)))
scfw
scfw
Jun 24 2019
20190624-002
0.0
Jun 24 2019
0.0
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?
OsloX
OsloX
May 10 2019
20190510-002
1.5
May 10 2019
1.5
Version: 20190510-002
Just asking. Is a anti virus tool needed for macOS?
mrsidoric
mrsidoric
Mar 1 2019
20190301-001
0.5
Mar 1 2019
0.5
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.
june8
june8
Jan 18 2019
20190117-022
0.0
Jan 18 2019
0.0
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..
NedC
NedC
Jul 9 2018
20180706-008
0.0
Jul 9 2018
0.0
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?
JBob2047
JBob2047
Jun 15 2018
20180613-020
4.5
Jun 15 2018
4.5
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.
Virtualruffy
Virtualruffy
Sep 19 2017
09/18/2017
0.5
Sep 19 2017
0.5
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...
mrsidoric
mrsidoric
Oct 26 2016
10/26/2016
0.5
Oct 26 2016
0.5
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.
Jjpong
Jjpong
Nov 2 2013
11/01/2013
0.0
Nov 2 2013
0.0
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.
Marcossi
Marcossi
Oct 12 2013
10/11/2013
0.0
Oct 12 2013
0.0
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)
r2xman
r2xman
Aug 21 2013
08/20/2013
0.5
Aug 21 2013
0.5
Version: 08/20/2013
Norton is Turdware.
Shralldam
Shralldam
Jun 13 2013
06/13/2013
0.0
Jun 13 2013
0.0
Version: 06/13/2013
What the…?! Almost 450 Mb for virus definitions?
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jun 4 2013
06/04/2013
0.0
Jun 4 2013
0.0
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!
Jwenrick
Jwenrick
May 28 2013
05/27/2013
0.5
May 28 2013
0.5
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
MisterE
MisterE
May 13 2013
05/02/2013
0.5
May 13 2013
0.5
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
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
May 2 2013
05/02/2013
0.0
May 2 2013
0.0
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.
Foulger
Foulger
Dec 25 2012
12/25/2012
0.5
Dec 25 2012
0.5
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.
BillyGoGo
BillyGoGo
Nov 23 2012
11/19/2012
1.0
Nov 23 2012
1.0
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.
rames123
rames123
Aug 18 2012
08/14/2012
0.5
Aug 18 2012
0.5
Version: 08/14/2012
The requested object does not exist on this server.
Fredash
Fredash
Nov 7 2011
11/07/2011
4.0
Nov 7 2011
4.0
Version: 11/07/2011
Useless on OS X.
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
Jul 11 2011
07/11/2011
5.0
Jul 11 2011
5.0
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.
waryuser
waryuser
Jun 20 2011
06/20/2011
0.5
Jun 20 2011
0.5
Version: 06/20/2011
You know it's the antivirus companies that make viruses right?
Wayne-Welsh
Wayne-Welsh
May 10 2011
05/07/2011
3.5
May 10 2011
3.5
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.
MisterE
MisterE
May 7 2011
05/04/2011
0.5
May 7 2011
0.5
Version: 05/04/2011
Crapware. Can't think of a single positive.
Dvedmunds
Dvedmunds
Mar 1 2011
02/28/2011
0.5
Mar 1 2011
0.5
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.
Pony
Pony
Jan 25 2011
01/24/2011
0.5
Jan 25 2011
0.5
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.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jan 10 2011
01/10/2011
0.0
Jan 10 2011
0.0
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?
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
Jan 5 2011
01/04/2011
5.0
Jan 5 2011
5.0
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?
mrsidoric
mrsidoric
Nov 17 2010
11/17/2010
0.5
Nov 17 2010
0.5
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.
Thus-spake-z
Thus-spake-z
Oct 14 2010
10/13/2010
0.0
Oct 14 2010
0.0
Version: 10/13/2010
Norton IS crapware. Virtually guarantied to feck up your system and give you a shytload of grief. Anyway, as has oft been pointed out, there are just NO active viruses out there in the wild, one reason being that Mac's OS architecture is very difficult to penetrate with a virus, so virus writing miscreants would rather spend their time focusing on PCs. Rest assured, if an active, working virus is set loose the Mac community will be alerted in plenty of time to take defensive measures. So stay calm and don't get hemorrhoids.......there's nothing to lose sleep over.
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
Sep 28 2010
09/28/2010
0.0
Sep 28 2010
0.0
Version: 09/28/2010
Does this detect CPIV variants??
anonymous-tapir-4715
anonymous-tapir-4715
Sep 28 2010
09/27/2010
0.0
Sep 28 2010
0.0
Version: 09/27/2010
Good ol' Norton. They never give up. Somebody must be buying this. New to Mac?
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
Aug 31 2010
08/31/2010
0.0
Aug 31 2010
0.0
Version: 08/31/2010
I think 26CAB40's review on August 18 says it all. If you value your computer (and your sanity), keep Norton's crapware off your Mac at all costs. Try VirusTotal instead; it runs multiple antivirus engines in one shot. Read about it here: http://www.virustotal.com/about.html They even have a Firefox addon that lets you download files directly with VirusTotal's web application before storing them on your system. It even scans URLs.
Studiodave56
Studiodave56
Aug 23 2010
08/23/2010
0.0
Aug 23 2010
0.0
Version: 08/23/2010
Still listing this as free when it is a subscription based program. With your purchase of the program it includes a 1 year subscription to these updates after that you must continue to pay for yearly subscriptions in order to use the updates. This is not free. There is nothing you can do with this without paying for the program.
26cab40
26cab40
Aug 18 2010
08/18/2010
1.0
Aug 18 2010
1.0
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.
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Jun 8 2010
06/04/2010
0.0
Jun 8 2010
0.0
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?
Aargl
Aargl
Jun 7 2010
06/04/2010
0.0
Jun 7 2010
0.0
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 :-(
Der~bot~haus
Der~bot~haus
May 12 2010
05/11/2010
0.0
May 12 2010
0.0
Version: 05/11/2010
145MB?
Eff
Eff
Sep 25 2009
9/24/09
0.0
Sep 25 2009
0.0
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.
Ilgaz
Ilgaz
Sep 6 2009
9/4/09
0.0
Sep 6 2009
0.0
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.
alas!
alas!
Sep 2 2009
9/1/09
0.0
Sep 2 2009
0.0
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.
Frankhogg
Frankhogg
Aug 19 2009
8/18/09
0.0
Aug 19 2009
0.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Aug 8 2009
8/07/09
0.0
Aug 8 2009
0.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Aug 5 2009
8/04/09
0.0
Aug 5 2009
0.0
Version: 8/04/09
Been looking for this update. So this makes it easy. thanks guys
Scott-e-collins
Scott-e-collins
Jul 16 2009
7/15/09
0.0
Jul 16 2009
0.0
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.
Rmendes
Rmendes
Jul 15 2009
7/14/09
0.0
Jul 15 2009
0.0
Version: 7/14/09
with all the updates this is getting, it must include the h1n1 anti-virus as well...
26cab40
26cab40
Jul 15 2009
7/14/09
1.0
Jul 15 2009
1.0
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.
Mark-Everitt
Mark-Everitt
Jul 15 2009
7/14/09
0.0
Jul 15 2009
0.0
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.
Micky1
Micky1
May 19 2006
5/18/06
0.0
May 19 2006
0.0
Version: 5/18/06
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15850
Guest
Guest
Nov 3 2005
11/02/05
4.3
Nov 3 2005
4.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Oct 20 2005
10/19/05
4.3
Oct 20 2005
4.3
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!
Guest
Guest
Sep 22 2005
9/22/05
4.3
Sep 22 2005
4.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Sep 22 2005
9/22/05
0.0
Sep 22 2005
0.0
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.....
Guest
Guest
Sep 22 2005
9/22/05
4.3
Sep 22 2005
4.3
Version: 9/22/05
I think that some people might like to have a look at ClamXav. It is free and quite good.
Guest
Guest
Sep 9 2005
9/08/05
4.3
Sep 9 2005
4.3
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!
Guest
Guest
Sep 3 2005
09/2005
4.3
Sep 3 2005
4.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Aug 30 2005
8/25/05
4.3
Aug 30 2005
4.3
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 :-)
Guest
Guest
Aug 29 2005
8/25/05
4.3
Aug 29 2005
4.3
Version: 8/25/05
useless
Guest
Guest
Aug 18 2005
8/16/05
0.0
Aug 18 2005
0.0
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.........
Guest
Guest
Jul 30 2005
07/28/05
4.3
Jul 30 2005
4.3
Version: 07/28/05
Slooooooooooow. AntiVirus 10 seems to take all day to scan a decent sized HD. The Updater is slow and clunky.
Guest
Guest
Jul 29 2005
07/28/05
0.0
Jul 29 2005
0.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Jul 22 2005
07/21/05
4.3
Jul 22 2005
4.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Jul 15 2005
07/14/05
4.3
Jul 15 2005
4.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Jul 8 2005
07/07/05
4.3
Jul 8 2005
4.3
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...
Guest
Guest
Jul 8 2005
07/07/05
4.3
Jul 8 2005
4.3
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!
Guest
Guest
Jun 30 2005
06/28/2005
4.3
Jun 30 2005
4.3
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!
Guest
Guest
Jun 24 2005
06/23/2005
4.3
Jun 24 2005
4.3
Version: 06/23/2005
Anti what ?
Guest
Guest
May 5 2005
05/02
4.3
May 5 2005
4.3
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
Jeffulri
Jeffulri
Apr 28 2005
04/27
0.0
Apr 28 2005
0.0
Version: 04/27
Does not work with Tiger. Don't let it change your security settings, it'll screw up your libraries.
Guest
Guest
Apr 2 2005
03/30
4.3
Apr 2 2005
4.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Mar 25 2005
03/24
4.3
Mar 25 2005
4.3
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.
Tsantsan1
Tsantsan1
Mar 25 2005
03/24
0.0
Mar 25 2005
0.0
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...
Guest
Guest
Mar 19 2005
03/16
4.3
Mar 19 2005
4.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Mar 19 2005
03/16
4.3
Mar 19 2005
4.3
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?
Guest
Guest
Mar 4 2005
03/02
4.3
Mar 4 2005
4.3
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!
Guest
Guest
Mar 4 2005
03/02
4.3
Mar 4 2005
4.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Mar 4 2005
03/02
4.3
Mar 4 2005
4.3
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?
Jeff-H-
Jeff-H-
Feb 18 2005
02/17
0.0
Feb 18 2005
0.0
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...
Guest
Guest
Feb 18 2005
02/17
4.3
Feb 18 2005
4.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Feb 12 2005
02/10
0.0
Feb 12 2005
0.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Feb 11 2005
02/10
0.0
Feb 11 2005
0.0
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...
Guest
Guest
Feb 11 2005
02/10
4.3
Feb 11 2005
4.3
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 !! "
Guest
Guest
Jan 21 2005
01/20
4.3
Jan 21 2005
4.3
Version: 01/20
wheres the sign up list. if you make a promise to us come through with it.
Guest
Guest
Jan 21 2005
01/20
4.3
Jan 21 2005
4.3
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...
Guest
Guest
Nov 27 2004
11/23
4.3
Nov 27 2004
4.3
Version: 11/23
Anyone ever had a virus on Mac OS X? -I didn't. Maybe because I don't use any Microsoft application...
Guest
Guest
Nov 24 2004
11/23
0.0
Nov 24 2004
0.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Nov 24 2004
11/23
4.3
Nov 24 2004
4.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Nov 20 2004
11/18
4.3
Nov 20 2004
4.3
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?
Guest
Guest
Nov 20 2004
11/18
4.3
Nov 20 2004
4.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Nov 15 2004
11/11
4.3
Nov 15 2004
4.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Nov 12 2004
11/11
4.3
Nov 12 2004
4.3
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.)
Guest
Guest
Nov 8 2004
11/01
4.3
Nov 8 2004
4.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Nov 5 2004
11/01
4.3
Nov 5 2004
4.3
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.
Guest
Guest
Aug 30 2004
08/26
4.3
Aug 30 2004
4.3
Version: 08/26
works very well in OS10X
Guest
Guest
Aug 30 2004
08/26
4.3
Aug 30 2004
4.3
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 !!!!
Guest
Guest
Aug 29 2004
08/26
4.3
Aug 29 2004
4.3
Version: 08/26
we use sophos at work, its multi platform and damn good, its worth a look!
Guest
Guest
Aug 28 2004
08/26
4.3
Aug 28 2004
4.3
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?
Guest
Guest
Jul 31 2004
06/24
4.3
Jul 31 2004
4.3
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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1.4
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection for Macintosh on Mac OS X (Intel processor) versions 12.1.4 through 12.1.6
  • Norton Internet Security 7.1
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