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    Problem w/ Norton AntiVirus 10.5 for mac
    i know that there is a very low probalitity that my mac would ever get a virus but still, one cant be too sure. idk whats going on but everytime i try and run a system sweep on my Mac HD it freezes toward the end. anways, i think i narrowed it down to corrupt files located in my Music folder because everytime i NAV freezes the file name is present and when i run a search of the file name - my Music folder is the result.

    now i keep trying to run a a scan of just the Music folder by itself and same thing - toward the end of the scan it freezes still, even after i delete the "corrupted file"

    any help would be appreciated.

    thanks.

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    I don't know much about NAV - haven't used it since OS 9

    If you are nervous about viruses, and cant get NAV to play ball try the open source ClamX, a port of the open source Clam Anti virus application.

    Works well, you have to run in manually but at least isn't running in the background and hogging resources.

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    Cool
    Norton maybe your problem. As was siggested, use something other than Norton.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Yeah....... I'd try another virus program..... dislike Norton. all it does is suck up space amongst other things.

    Although I can't recommend anything since I don't use anything.... **shrugs**

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    Meh, Norton is always loled even on a pc. Just avoid weird sites etc. Addtionally off-topic: for safer FF surf http://noscript.net/
    Megatron wants your macintosh.

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    http://macreviewzone.com/html/review...d_security.php
    here is a list of other virius protections

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    thanks eveyone for your help

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    iMac Core Duo 20", iBook G4, iPhone 8GB :)
    Didn't you know Norton is a virus? Why would you go and install a virus on your mac (even though that's not possible right now)

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