How to Remove all Norton programs for Mac?

Norton is among the most trusted online security services providers. It offers a range of security solutions for consumers and businesses in order to let them protect their devices from all sorts of online threats. Norton’s special antivirus solution for Mac gives the users power to protect your identity, ensures safe browsing, and secures online transactions. It automatically blocks the unsafe websites and stops you downloading the attachments that are infected. The key features for Norton security solutions for Mac are:

  • Anti-phishing technology
  • Smart two-way firewall
  • Vulnerability protection
  • Location awareness
  • Confidential file guard
  • Daily protection updates
  • Email and instant message tracking
  • Mac application controls
  • Safe online transactions

You can select from Basic, Standard, Deluxe or Premium Norton Security to ensure complete protection of your Mac. These plans cover up to 10 devices and boost the speed of your device. Be it for installing a latest Norton security solution or any application that the Norton is not permitting for, there are times when you have to remove or uninstall your Norton product. Now, there are two ways for the same:

  1. Uninstalling the product manually
  2. Uninstalling or removing it using the Remove Symantec Mac Files tool

In this article, we will explain the second method, i.e. using the Remove Symantec Mac Files tool, which removes all the folders created by Norton Installers as well as other files that you have created manually. Follow the below mentioned steps for the same:

  1. Download and run RemoveSymantecMacFiles as an administrator
  2. Download the RemoveSymanticMacFiles.zip file
  3. Find the icon named “Finder” in the dock to be in the Finder
  4. Go to Menu bar and click Go and then Downloads
  5. Now do, any of the following:
  • If you have downloaded the file through a Safari browser, then open the Remove Symantec Mac Files folder
  • In case of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, double-click the RemoveSymantecMacFiles.zip to expand it and then open the RemoveSymantecMacFiles folder
  1. In the RemoveSymantecMacFiles folder, control-click the RemoveSymantecMacFiles.command file
  2. Now, click Open With and then Terminal (default)
  3. In this window, enter your administrator password and then press Return
  4. To uninstall all the Symantec files and folders enter “1” (without inverted commas)
  5. However, if you want to quit RemoveSymantecMacFiles without removing any file, enter “2” (without inverted commas)
  6. This will remove all the Symantec files
  7. When done, open the Terminal window and type “Y” (without inverted commas)
  8. Now, press Return to restart your Mac
  9. Before you press Return, save your work in other open applications

If you are still unable to remove the Norton programs, contact Norton.com/Setup team and get it done by a certified technician.

Emily Brown is a passionate writer who loves to write about the most latest technological changes and errors associated with them. She has also written hundreds of blogs on web browsers, Office errors, antivirus, mobile phones, gadgets and other related stuff. In her articles and blogs, she tries to deliver the accurate information to the readers.

 

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