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Question: Is Norton Symantec for Mac a good program?

I have an item in my automatic login folder called SymSecond its "kind" is listed as unknown. It has a page icon in front of it. I believe that it is part of Norton Symantec. I have searched my iMac and have found a couple of things in my downloads folder

1 Norton Donload Manager.exe 2011

2 Norton Internet Security 4 Mac. dmg 2010

I think they may be pieces that got dragged over from an old Mac.

I believe I have Stuffit somewhere also.


Is it alright to leave these on my computer?

iMac (27-inch, Late 2013), OS X El Capitan (10.11.6), Parallels with Snow Leopard Server

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No. Remove it.

Stuffit isn't a problem, but any antivirus or Internet security software will be garbage.

There are no viruses in the wild that can effect macOS.

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Nov 11, 2017 4:17 PM in response to Peggie In response to Peggie

If you post an EtreCheck report as suggested below, we might be able to help you with the cleanup of your migration.


I suggest you use the program created by Etresoft, a frequent contributor. It will provide a snapshot of your system which we can analyze to possibly determine the cause of your problem. Please use copy and paste as screen shots can be hard to read. On the screen with Options, please open Options and check the bottom 2 boxes before running. Click “Share Report” button in the toolbar, select “Copy to Clipboard” and then paste into a reply. This will show what is running on your computer. No personal information is shown.


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Nov 11, 2017 11:34 AM in response to KiltedTim In response to KiltedTim

Thank you. I did not know the proper way to transfer my files the last time I got a new Mac. I just dragged them across using a cable to connect the old and new computers. I am still weeding out some old apps and files that I no longer need or want.

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Nov 11, 2017 11:35 AM in response to KiltedTim In response to KiltedTim

Thank you. I did not know the proper way to transfer my files the last time I got a new Mac. I just dragged them across using a cable to connect the old and new computers. I am still weeding out some old apps and files that I no longer need or want.

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Nov 11, 2017 4:17 PM in response to Peggie In response to Peggie

If you post an EtreCheck report as suggested below, we might be able to help you with the cleanup of your migration.


I suggest you use the program created by Etresoft, a frequent contributor. It will provide a snapshot of your system which we can analyze to possibly determine the cause of your problem. Please use copy and paste as screen shots can be hard to read. On the screen with Options, please open Options and check the bottom 2 boxes before running. Click “Share Report” button in the toolbar, select “Copy to Clipboard” and then paste into a reply. This will show what is running on your computer. No personal information is shown.


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