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    Chris H.'s Avatar
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    Anti-Virus program keeps scanning something
    Every so often and often randomly, the AV program I have that monitors the incoming connection to my MacBook from a network connection scans something related to Google Earth. When I look in the Recent Activities log, I find the scan and found that it scanned a volume that I cannot see in Finder, but it definitely relates to Google Earth. Why in the heck is it doing this? It doesn't do this on my Mac mini, so why on my MacBook? I went through the program's settings to find anything and nothing turned up relating to any auto scans that scans this volume that I cannot find. The program does scan when a volume is inserted (disc drive, USB or network connected), but why is it scanning a volume that I cannot find?

    The program (hold your breath) is Norton Anti-Virus, provided for Active Duty military personnel (my Dad) and I only have it to scan for anything that might harm a Windows computer (I have a Windows laptop) and to monitor incoming network connections for anything that might harm Mac OS X.
     iPad Air 2 - iOS 9.3
     iPhone 6 64GB - iOS 9.3
     Mac mini early 2009 - OS X El Capitan 10.11.4
     MacBook unibody/white late 2009 - OS X El Capitan 10.11.4

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    You've been around here enough to "know" what advice you're going to get here.






    But, I'll say it anyway... Dump Norton.


    If you really want to know, think you're going to have to find someone that uses it.
    Maybe try Norton and see if they know.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    No holding breath you may choke.

    And keep sending 'em the money and they will keep sending you those PC virus definitions and the only thing that will harm OS X are codecs, pirate and porn sites. Trash it and speed up your computer also PC versions will not run on a Mac unless you are running it through Bootcamp. Then the best option is Microsoft Security Essentials.

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    Chris H.'s Avatar
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    I'll keep these in mind.
     iPad Air 2 - iOS 9.3
     iPhone 6 64GB - iOS 9.3
     Mac mini early 2009 - OS X El Capitan 10.11.4
     MacBook unibody/white late 2009 - OS X El Capitan 10.11.4

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