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    Lytheil's Avatar
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    Norton System Works
    Hey guys,

    I've been having this ANNOYING problem with Norton System Works, I figured since I had no protection from the outside world. I decided to get Norton System Works, ANYWAY. I'm very ANNOYED with the stupid program which practically slows my computer down! ANYWAY. Can someone tell me how to uninstall it? I used appzapper to uninstall it. But APPARENTLY IT STILL LIVES!! I've cleared my RecycleBin already and Rebotted AND ITS STILL THERE!

    P/S : Norton is horrible. This is like the 7th time I complained about it. Windows or Mac it WORKS HORRIBLY!

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    norton was great years ago on version 3 or 3.x..... for mac.... it went downhill on all versions after that imho. It is a terrible program. I recall people having system issues and being advised to remove anything by norton. Symantec has always been a PC company.... I think they sort of tinkered with mac stuff here and there, and it showed.

    do a search for norton or systemworks. Any files you find move to the trash. That is how I recall getting rid of it.

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    have you tries the symantec site

    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...02110814042611

    Once your clean make sure you have the OS X firewall on, unless you already have a firewall at the router

    Then consider downloading the free ClamX, you can choose to run it manually, to point it to scan your default download folder, either way it wont tax your system

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    As louishen advises you have to download the uninstaller from the Symantec web site and really don't let SystemWorks close to your OS X.

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    One problem here though. Like I've mentioned before. My Norton was actually zapped in to the bin and then emptied. Is there another way?

    My apologies about the rant. I was just really frustrated that time with the program. I dont understand why people even bother using that program. ( Or how the company even survives )

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    Here is a link to remove Systemworks. It is quite involved as the program dumps files all over the hard drive.


    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...nsf&view=docid

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    What do I do if its a downloaded image? I actually got it online.

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    You perhaps should have moved the .dmg file to the left hand column of Disk Utility and burn it from there to a disc and then use that.

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