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Norton Anti-Virus 11 installation problem with 10.6.6

I'm getting unrecoverable errors when attempting to install Norton Anti-Virus 11. I experienced the same problem with Norton 10 when trying to install on system 10.6 last year. I put in a new hard drive on my MacPro and installed a new system then did the updates to 10.6.6. Then tried installing the Norton and got the errors. I have four hard drives on this machine. My copy of Norton installed just fine on one drive when I had 10.6.3 and updated with no problems. It is still working fine when booted from that drive. I needed some more storage space so I added a new Seagate 1 TB 7200 drive and put a system on it downloaded all the updates, iLife 11, iWorks '09 and other software. I could probably resolve the problem by wiping the drive and putting 10.6.3 on then the Norton, then the system updates but I lose four to five hours of loading software time and this problem will pop up on other machines, so a fix would be very helpful. Thanks

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I would recommend against Norton Antivirus and any antivirus for that matter for mac. Macs aren't really popular enough to have tons of viruses and the OS itself is relatively secure. Norton's products have gotten more and more bloated over the years. I never use antivirus on my mac, but on my PC, I would recommend NOD32.

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Mak, I just don't know what to say. I've been using Apples and Mac's since 1979. I'm a professional technician, I've seen more viruses on Macs in the last six months than I've seen in the last 32 years combined. Almost every Mac that comes in now without virus protection is infected. The infections are mainly attached to musics and video files. If you're not infected now just wait, if you're on the internet and open any email attachment, download anything you're at risk. You expose yourself every time you hit a youtube video. What you say was true 10 years ago but not today. It's true the Mac viruses are not nearly as malicious as PC viruses yet. People don't hate Macs like they do PCs. But they'll write a virus just to see if they can. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/ask...

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Hey there Mak Ajanovic. In a community we should all work together in the greater good. I just removed eleven virus' off a MacBook for a client. She was sending infected emails to her friends and family who do use Windows and got them infected. Yes, most of the virus' were for the PC but she could have stopped a lot of trouble for her friends and family by having a virus program on her machine. And now that Apple has around 20 percent of the market and iPads are so popular I would guess our Mac world is going to start having more issues.

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Can you guys please provide the names of these Viruses as it shows on Norton? I would like to see this myself. From what I hear no virus known can execute on Mac OS. U can host and spread a virus in a email like mactech plus mentioned by sending it to Windows users. But there are no known Viruses that can effectively execute on Mac OS. If I'm wrong, please provide a little information on these viruses.

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I think the term "virus" is being used too loosely here, and there's much misinformation on this topic, and people like Norton stand to profit off of ignorance and paranoia. Macs can certainly be infected with viruses, but these viruses will not execute on MacOSX! You guys bring a valid point with the email infections cause this is most certainly true, a virus which may be dormant in a email on MacOSX can execute if sent and opened by a Windows user. But does this mean that mac users should get involved in the constant paranoia and scamming involved with viruses and anti-virus companies? I don't think so, it's up to the Windows users, which most likely are the ones sending these emails to mac users, to check their machines for infection. These viruses aren't generated by or for MacOSX!!

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I'm running Norton 11.1.2 On a MacPro. If you are not ready to do what you already will most likely fix the problem, loading on 10.6.3, then I would suggest going to : www.symantec.com/techsupp/

You can also install and ignore the errors and go to:

http://www.symantec.com/business/securit...

and download your current virus Definition and see if it will install. If it does then do the rest of the updates through the program for the rest. That is what use to work on version 10 when it had issues installing.

Good luck

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+ I'll give your suggestions a try and let you know.

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If you say so:

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That doesn't specify the type of virus, which most likely be in exe form for Windows execution. Your Picture proves nothing to the contrary of what I'm saying. Ignorance is bliss.

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You or this person is obviously downloading bad video or audio files from some Pirating site, a safe haven for the bacteria for Windows machines.

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