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Norton Antivirus 2012 for Mac [Download] [Old Version]

Platform : Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
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3.3 out of 5 stars 119 customer reviews

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  • Keep your Mac - and your stuff - protected against late-breaking threats
  • Detects and gets rid of spyware that can be used to eavesdrop on you, steal your personal information, and take control of your Mac.
  • Stay safe from new threats with automatic protection and updates that won't slow you down or get in your way
  • Fast, Industry-Leading AntiVirus Protection for Your Mac: Award-winning technology protects your Mac, iPhoto, iTunes, iMovie, and other files from viruses, spyware, and other threats without slowing it down.
  • Daily Protection Updates: Run in the background to protect your Mac and your stuff from new, late-breaking threats.

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Product Description

Platform: Mac Download

More online threats are targeting Mac, Mac users, and their stuff. Fortunately, Norton AntiVirus for Mac gives you the power to keep your Mac, and your stuff, safe from the newest, late-breaking threats. Unlike less sophisticated security software, Norton AntiVirus for Mac is updated at least once a day. The result? Better protection for your Mac and your stuff. Norton AntiVirus for Mac detects and eliminates new threats that try to exploit vulnerabilities in applications and software on your Mac. It protects your iPhoto pictures, iTunes media, and other important stuff from attacks. It even scans your MobileMe and iChat messages for infected attachments so you can open and share stuff without worry.

System Requirements:
  • Not Currently Compatible Mac OS X 10.9
  • Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.8
  • Mac system with Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 1.5 GB of available hard disk space
  • Internet connection required for LiveUpdate security updates
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive (if not installing via electronic download)

Product Information

Platform:Mac Download
ASIN B007XGL58U
Release date April 25, 2012
Customer Reviews
3.3 out of 5 stars 119 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #4,276 in software
#197 in Software > Antivirus & Security > Antivirus
#353 in Software > Antivirus & Security > Internet Security
#378 in Software > Utilities > Internet Utilities
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Platform for Display: Mac Disc
Purchased NAV12 download directly from Norton.com for use on various Macintosh machines. The download and install was completed initially on a new Mac Pro running 10.7.2.

Downloaded and installed cleanly and relatively quickly. Upon launch the Auto-protect toggles were off and when I tried to turn them on was prompted to use LiveUpdate to update files. LiveUpdate was unable to deliver all files completely, some red, some green. Made a few more attempts, no avail. Still was unable to enable Auto-protect and could not even run a quick scan. The scan engine could not be run at all with the constant prompting to run LiveUpdate (over and over and over, ad nauseum).

Worked with Norton tech for over an hour, nothing we tried worked. Finally gave up, they issued a refund for the subscriptions and I uninstalled using Terminal (because I didn't trust the uninstall utility that was bundled in the download). Support from Norton was excellent though, as they always have been in the past with other Norton products we use. This one was a big waste of time, sorry to say. I bought this with the understanding it was 10.7.x compatible, but apparently there are glitches.

Purchase with caution. Never even got to the older machines with this so cannot speak to older Mac OSX issues.
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When I got this the Norton page didn't have the "Mac OS X 10.7 only" warning. My Mac is about 3 years old so I wasn't thinking it was that out of date, but I guess if I want virus protection I will have to upgrade as Norton tech support told me there is no alternative product for slightly older Mac operating systems.
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At first, I followed the instructions that came with the disk and clicked on the "install" button and was told that the computer operating system was not compatible with the program. However, I did notice that the disc had a note on it's package that said "Includes version for Mac OS etcetc" (I can't recall the exact numbers but it was my machine's OS) so I looked at the disk contents and discovered that there was a subfolder that had a separate set of install files for the older system. I then clicked on that and all went well!

The program works seamlessly, as it's previous version did. I had uninstalled the previous version before installing this one just to make life easier in case of conflict, and everything worked.

The one criticism I would have for Norton is that the auto-install facility should direct the user to the older version, which is on the same disk after all, rather than simply say that it was incompatible and cause a good deal of frustration and heartburn for a few minutes. It might also cause fewer calls to customer service - I was about a minute away from calling when I decided to hunt around in the disk and see if the other version was there.

I bought this from Amazon and their associated seller delivered it very promptly. It arrived just a couple of days after I placed the order.
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Many friends always told me never to buy Norton product. I got a email Trojan horse the other night so I thought "no, I'll go ahead and get it". Absolutely the worst decision I ever made. I've installed 100 programs, and been thru 4 or 5 macs. I'm not a noob. It didn't install correctly, then when I tried to uninstall it, it hung up my Mac and finally turned it into a brick. Luckily, I had backed up to a hard drive and therefore I reinstalled OSX and then used my time capsule recovery, and all is well again. I will never buy another Norton product.
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The Good:
Norton Anti-Virus for Mac provides protection for both newer Macs running 10.7 and 10.8 (version 12) and older, Power PC Macs all the way back to OS 10.4.11 (NAV version 11). I'm using an older G4 Power PC, so that feature was important to me.

The Bad:
as others have mentioned, the Live Update feature can be troublesome, and scans can take a long time.

The Ugly:
Nowhere in the Amazon listing does it mention this product only provides 1 year of protection. On the back of the package, in tiny print, it states that NAV provides protection for a "renewable one year service period".
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I downloaded this from Amazon and installed it under Mountain Lion. My MBP rebooted, and NAV needed a second Live Update and reboot to finalize the installation. I have all options enabled. There were no problems after the first ML update.

A full scan takes longer than I would have thought. Overall, there seems to be a slight reduction in computer speed. It took a few chat sessions with tech. support to locate a link to a user's guide.

Since I ran Norton AV on my PCs for years and never had virus issues, I wanted to give it a year's subscription time on the MBP to see if I needed it. My Apple friends refuse to run anti-virus software but my PC experience makes me skeptical that any computer can run without virus/malware protection. I would be overjoyed if Apple proved me wrong.
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For Macs running 10.9.4 - please read:
We've used Norton Anti Virus for Mac on several machines in our house for years with no problems. This month I purchased it twice and loaded it on two different MacBook Pro's, both running OSX 10.9.4. I purchased them from Amazon for the best price but I did not download from Amazon. I followed the instructions left by another reviewer which I have copied here. It worked like a charm both times.

In addition to these instructions I would add, first I used the Symantec uninstaller found in the Applications folder. Then follow the reviewer's instructions below. Then copy the Product Key found in your Amazon confirmation email. Open Norton AntiVirus (your free trial version) and there will be a button to click to "purchase now". Then choose the option to use the Product Key you copied and paste it in. It will confirm that your subscription is now good for 366 days.

The following is copied from a prior reviewer:
Amazon's installer works... only if you're not on OS X 10.9
By W. Rezieon May 7, 2014
Platform for Display: Mac DownloadVerified Purchase
Because of the number of problems folks seem to be running into installing this on Mavericks (10.9), I decided to make a note of this in a review to help out those struggling to install this.

First, to figure out what version of OS X you are running, click the apple icon on the top left of your screen, then click on "About this Mac". A window will pop up, and you should clearly see "Version 10.x.y". You should generally be able to ignore the y value; instead, pay closer attention to the 10.x portion.

*(As Amazon disallows links to non-Amazon pages, I'll try to be as descriptive as possible). If your version is 10.
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