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  • MikeMiller06 Level 1 Level 1

    Where do you find uninstallers?  Am I missing something?  In the finder, I find the app that has the icon of the app in it but it's not like Windows that has the .exe launcher, sub-directories, an uninstaller and everything packaged in one nice, neat little folder.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    With Norton's, I believe it is downloadable from their website. After a very long search, I found this:

     

    https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v64924271_EndUserProf ile_en_us?layout=Retail&product=home&pvid=f-home&q=uninstall+norton+on+Mac+OS+X& version=1

     

    Drive Genius has it right in their file menu:

     

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  • MikeMiller06 Level 1 Level 1

    Ok, since I already deleted the main apps I'm reinstalling so that I can do a full uninstall.  Otherwise I'm pretty sure it won't do it correctly if it's not all there.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    Absolutely - wasn't sure if you had already uninstalled them. So, after you're done with that, restart, and observe the behavior: is it better - does it work as expected?

     

    Post back with the results either way.

  • MikeMiller06 Level 1 Level 1

    Gonna take a while to reply.  Like I said, re-downloading to reinstall to do a REAL uninstall and the internet here is slow under normal conditions, definitely worse when it's raining like now.

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    Not to worry - someone will respond when you do!

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6

    Ok, for ventilation purposes, use it so that air can flow from the rear and along the bottom pan. Contrary to popular belief, these ain't LAPtops, they're shrunken down desktops that prefer to be on the table. If possible get a stand, that will elevate it a bit from the desk and allow more airflow. I've a Road Tools CoolPad, but in a pinch have even used a pair of water bottle caps under the rear corners to lift its arse a bit and get better airflow.

     

    As for the software, suggest you get an external drive to save a bootable clone for backup and recovery. Then, if the product did not have an installer, you may need to go a-hunting for all those bits and pieces left behind. Given that some products did not leave an uninstaller behind, I suggest you download Pacifist, from Charlessoft.com ( http://www.charlessoft.com/ ). Now look in the /Library / Receipts folder, where every app that used an installer should be listed. Open each you don't want with Pacifist, which will show you where all the bits and pieces were placed so you can safely zap only the offending code. Holler back for help if needed.

     

    As for transitioning you from your stay at the Windoze Evil Empire, may I suggest David Pogue's Switching to the Mac, ML Edition? http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920025641.do

  • MikeMiller06 Level 1 Level 1

    I thought I read in here that "fix it" programs were a crock o' (fill in the blank with a word that would get this thread deleted). lol  Now you're telling me to get one? 

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6

    Nope, Pacifist isn't a fixit and installs nothing but itself. It is a tool you can use to examine the .pkg files that software comes in and that the Installer uses. So you can see for yourself what was left where. It is completely safe, has been maintained by its developer since the start of time and can be safely removed at the end by dragging to the trash if you like. This for the products you have that don't have an uninstaller and one can't be found.

     

    Back to keeping check on the Mac, another tool you can evaluate to use is iStat Menus, that lets you monitor all sorts of stuff directly from the menubar: http://bjango.com/mac/istatmenus/  This one doesn't fix anything either, just lets you keep tabs on what the Mac is doing in an easy to access way.

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6

    Redundant.

    Failed to refresh again! 

  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8

    Courcoul wrote:

     

    ... Contrary to popular belief, these ain't LAPtops, they're shrunken down desktops that prefer to be on the table.

     

    Apple has studiously avoided the word "laptop". Most laptop manufacturers do. You won't find mention of the word anywhere in Apple's documentation, even in press releases and SEC filings, except when referring to other manufacturer's crummy products. I suspect it has been banned from being uttered by any Apple representative acting in an official capacity.

     

    Officially, they're "portables" and in some cases, "notebooks".

     

    Of course this is silly and everyone else calls them what they are - laptops.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    MikeMiller06 wrote:

     

    Where do you find uninstallers?  Am I missing something?  In the finder, I find the app that has the icon of the app in it but it's not like Windows that has the .exe launcher, sub-directories, an uninstaller and everything packaged in one nice, neat little folder.

    If you right click on an app icon (in Applications) it will open (select Reveal Package Contents) revealing the structure below. The uninstaller may be in there.

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6

    John Galt wrote:

     

    Of course this is silly and everyone else calls them what they are - laptops.

    Heh, heh, and I recall a story in The Register about an English boffin who wanted to press charges after he got burn blisters on his ...er... "thing" after intensive use of his laptop. After the magistrates got over their mirth & laughter, the case was dismissed. And recommended he not get so personal with his PC. 

     

    But anyway, this may explain Apple's adversion to the term.

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    So glad you're getting all this great help.  Wishing you only the very best, and real solutions for your Mac!  You deserve it, and we're all on your side.

     

     

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6

    So, how's the Mac faring in the fabled land of Rudyard Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King?