In this article, we shall discuss how to remove Norton from Mac using the RemoveNortonMacFiles tool. To remove all Norton programs completely from your Mac thereby avoiding manual deletion of files or via third-party uninstallers without leaving remnants behind that could cause other issues. Please see how to verify whether the xp_cmdshell feature is enabled or disabled in MSSQL Server, How to fix Can’t connect via RDP upon installing Norton 360, and how to Enable or disable Norton silent mode on Mac.
To completely remove all Norton application files and references on your Mac, download and run the RemoveNortonMacFiles tool.
Before running the RemoveNortonMacFiles tool, make sure that you have uninstalled the Norton device security product on your Mac
Step 1: Uninstall Norton from Mac
Kindly follow the steps below to remove Norton 30 from my Mac device. On your Mac PC, click the Finder icon in the dock, and then click Applications in the left pane under the Favorites section as shown below.
Find the Norton application icon, and drag it to the Trash or Bin. Then, click Continue. If prompted, type your administrator account password, and then click OK.
At this time, I have decided not to remove Norton from my Device. Therefore, not all steps are shown.
Step 2: Download RemoveNortonMacFiles
The RemoveNortonMacFiles tool removes all the folders that Norton installers created, and all the files within those folders including any that you have created. Please use the Download link “RemoveNortonMacFiles.zip“.
Upon download, click on the download icon as shown below. By the way, Google Chrome recently added the downloads icon to the toolbar. This experience and UI are similar to the new Microsoft Edge and Firefox.
Alternatively, click the Finder icon in the Dock. In the Finder window, click Downloads in the left pane under Favorites and locate the downloaded file.
If you downloaded the file using the Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser. Double-click the RemoveNortonMacFiles.zip file as shown below to expand it. Next, open the RemoveNortonMacFiles folder.
You can launch the terminal and browser to the expanded file as shown below
Alternatively, from the RemoveNortonMacFiles folder. Next, right-click the RemoveNortonMacFiles.command file and then select Open with > Terminal (default).
Run the Norton Removal tool
To run this tool, you must be logged on with an Administrator account and a non-blank password.
because macOS cannot verify the developer, you will be prompted to select open. Kindly pay attention to the security warning too … In my case, I trust the file, therefore, I will click on “Open”.
Click on OK to allow Terminal access to your Desktop folder
When this is done, the following window will be prompted. This is because, I do not want to uninstall Norton and as such, I have not removed the application.
ATTENTION: To uninstall you must drag the following from the "/Applications" folder to the trash:
The Application folder will be opened automatically in order for you to remove the Norton Antivirus tool from your PC. You can follow the steps to remove it.
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FAQs relating to removing Norton Antivirus from your Device
While you can uninstall Norton Antivirus using the built-in uninstaller in the Windows Control Panel or Mac’s Applications folder.
It is recommended to use the Norton Removal Tool provided by Norton. This tool ensures a more thorough and complete removal which can be important for a clean uninstallation and to prevent any remnants of the antivirus program from affecting your system.
Restart your PC to ensure residual components are removed. Install an alternative antivirus or security software if you wish to maintain protection on your PC.
I hope you found this blog post helpful on how to remove Norton from Mac using the RemoveNortonMacFiles tool. Please let me know in the comment section if you have any questions.