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Kudos0

Console com.symantec.symdaemon

Hi.

Deleted all files manually. 

but still see this in console 

Nov  8 01:33:42 com.apple.launchd[1] (com.symantec.symdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

Nov  8 01:33:52 com.apple.launchd[1] (com.symantec.symdaemon[4694]): posix_spawn("/Library/Application Support/Symantec/Daemon/SymDaemon.bundle/Contents/MacOS/SymDaemon", ...): No such file or directory

Nov  8 01:33:52 com.apple.launchd[1] (com.symantec.symdaemon[4694]): Exited with exit code: 1

How to stop this!? 

Message Edited by iKOoS on 11-07-2009 03:45 PM

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Kudos0

Re: Console com.symantec.symdaemon

Hi.

Deleted all files manually. 

but still see this in console 

Nov  8 01:33:42 com.apple.launchd[1] (com.symantec.symdaemon): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

Nov  8 01:33:52 com.apple.launchd[1] (com.symantec.symdaemon[4694]): posix_spawn("/Library/Application Support/Symantec/Daemon/SymDaemon.bundle/Contents/MacOS/SymDaemon", ...): No such file or directory

Nov  8 01:33:52 com.apple.launchd[1] (com.symantec.symdaemon[4694]): Exited with exit code: 1

How to stop this!? 

Message Edited by iKOoS on 11-07-2009 03:45 PM
Kudos0

Re: Console com.symantec.symdaemon

First, you should always use the Symantec Uninstaller to remove our products. Symantec Uninstaller is installed on the hard drive, inside the Applications folder right next to the Norton Internet Security/Norton AntiVirus application. For reasons like this, you should attempt to delete files manually.

Secondly, even if you get rid of this error, it's likely there are other things you forgot. Mac OS X requires certain files to go in certain places, and it's doubtful you know about all of them. The Uninstaller removes all of them, and more importantly, it tells Mac OS X when those files are removed. If you just delete them by hand, Mac OS X sometimes doesn't know they're gone, and it still tries to use them. There's a lot of caches that Mac OS X maintains and if you delete files manually, the caches get out of sync with what's installed, and the system becomes confused.

You can try running the script located here:

http://www.symantec.com/norton/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&docurl=20080427024142EN&ln=en_US

Scroll down to the section "Download and run RemoveSymantecMacFiles". 

However that's not guaranteed to remove everything. Since you deleted things manually, this script will not be able to properly complete. It'll probably get rid of this error, but there might be others.

Ryan McGann Technical Director Norton Business Unit, Symantec

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