Error: "The application Norton AntiVirus quit unexpectedly..." on Mac

RemoveSymantecMacFiles removes all folders created by Norton installers and any files within those folders. You will lose all files that reside in those folders, including any that you have created.

To run RemoveSymantecMacFiles, you must know your Mac OS X administrator password.

RemoveSymantecMacFiles removes all Symantec Mac OS X files from the Mac OS X boot volume. These files include invisible files, such as Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh QuickScan and Norton FileSaver files.

RemoveSymantecMacFiles removes all beta versions of Symantec products.

RemoveSymantecMacFiles is provided for your convenience only and is not a supported utility.


Download and run RemoveSymantecMacFiles

  1. Download the RemoveSymantecMacFiles utility.

  2. Double-click the file that you downloaded.

    The file is expanded.

  3. Open the RemoveSymantecMacFiles folder.

  4. Double-click the RemoveSymantecMacFiles.command file.

  5. On the application warning dialog box, click Open.

    RemoveSymantecMacFiles.command file is launched in the Terminal utility.

  6. Type your Mac OS X administrator password, and then press return.

    When you type your password, no characters appear.

  7. To remove all Symantec files and folders, type 1, and then press return.

    RemoveSymantecMacFiles removes all of the Symantec files.

  8. Before restarting your computer, save your work and close the open applications, type y and then press return.


Install Norton AntiVirus

  1. Do one of the following:

    • If you are installing from a CD, insert the Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh CD into the optical disk drive.

      If the CD window doesn't open automatically, from the desktop, double-click the CD icon to open it.

    • If you downloaded your copy of Norton AntiVirus, double-click the file that you downloaded.

  2. Double-click Norton AntiVirus Installer.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

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DOCID: kb20090514171358EN_EndUserProfile_en_us
Operating System: Mac OS X
Last modified: 09/17/2017