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Kudos0

Symantec AV 11.x for Mac

After turning my kernel to 64 bit (Snow Leopard), Norton AV 11 stop working (ehh? It could not run with the 64 kernel???. Only with 32 bit kernel. LoL), and I need to remove it with Symantec Uninstaller in the 32 bit kernel mode.

But...

This **bleep** crappy software is still in my OS X. See the /var/log/system.log below;

I used following command in terminal:

clear ; uptime ; grep ymantec system.log|wc -l ; grep ymantec system.log|tail -10

Following results were abnormal;

Symantec Log events after reboot:   19758 (!!!!!!)

Uptime: 2 days and couple of hours.

...and the last ten (10) events from system.log;


Nov 25 19:59:37 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application[82186]): Exited with exit code: 1
Nov 25 19:59:37 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Nov 25 19:59:47 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application[82187]): posix_spawn("/Library/Application Support/Symantec/SymUIAgent/SymUIAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/SymUIAgent", ...): No such file or directory
Nov 25 19:59:47 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application[82187]): Exited with exit code: 1
Nov 25 19:59:47 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Nov 25 19:59:57 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application[82188]): posix_spawn("/Library/Application Support/Symantec/SymUIAgent/SymUIAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/SymUIAgent", ...): No such file or directory
Nov 25 19:59:57 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application[82188]): Exited with exit code: 1
Nov 25 19:59:57 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Nov 25 20:00:07 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application[82206]): posix_spawn("/Library/Application Support/Symantec/SymUIAgent/SymUIAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/SymUIAgent", ...): No such file or directory
Nov 25 20:00:07 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application[82206]): Exited with exit code: 1

...oh heck. Even I have Mac Pro equipped with two quad core Xeon's, this Symantec application throttles at least one CPU with 50-100% load. All the time. Whole system performance is taken down because badly coded software and non-working uninstaller.

I NEED A FIX. ASAP.

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Kudos0

Re: Symantec AV 11.x for Mac

After turning my kernel to 64 bit (Snow Leopard), Norton AV 11 stop working (ehh? It could not run with the 64 kernel???. Only with 32 bit kernel. LoL), and I need to remove it with Symantec Uninstaller in the 32 bit kernel mode.

But...

This **bleep** crappy software is still in my OS X. See the /var/log/system.log below;

I used following command in terminal:

clear ; uptime ; grep ymantec system.log|wc -l ; grep ymantec system.log|tail -10

Following results were abnormal;

Symantec Log events after reboot:   19758 (!!!!!!)

Uptime: 2 days and couple of hours.

...and the last ten (10) events from system.log;


Nov 25 19:59:37 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application[82186]): Exited with exit code: 1
Nov 25 19:59:37 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Nov 25 19:59:47 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application[82187]): posix_spawn("/Library/Application Support/Symantec/SymUIAgent/SymUIAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/SymUIAgent", ...): No such file or directory
Nov 25 19:59:47 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application[82187]): Exited with exit code: 1
Nov 25 19:59:47 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Nov 25 19:59:57 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application[82188]): posix_spawn("/Library/Application Support/Symantec/SymUIAgent/SymUIAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/SymUIAgent", ...): No such file or directory
Nov 25 19:59:57 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application[82188]): Exited with exit code: 1
Nov 25 19:59:57 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Nov 25 20:00:07 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application[82206]): posix_spawn("/Library/Application Support/Symantec/SymUIAgent/SymUIAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/SymUIAgent", ...): No such file or directory
Nov 25 20:00:07 Macpro_3 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[711] (com.symantec.uiagent.application[82206]): Exited with exit code: 1

...oh heck. Even I have Mac Pro equipped with two quad core Xeon's, this Symantec application throttles at least one CPU with 50-100% load. All the time. Whole system performance is taken down because badly coded software and non-working uninstaller.

I NEED A FIX. ASAP.

Kudos0

Re: Symantec AV 11.x for Mac

Sounds like the uninstaller didn't remove everything.  Check out this support article for instructions and a script which will remove Symantec programs from your Mac.

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

Message Edited by karigane on 11-25-2009 02:58 PM

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