Norton can be bad & there is no need for it & more
1) you don't need to worry about any virus when using OS X!
2) Norton is evil: it's a very, very dangerous tool to use on any OSX machine. It can trash your file system in very short order. -Specifically, the root-level files Norton installs -- "Filesaver" and a bunch of daemons to control it -- cause more problems than they fix. Ditto the virus protection, etc. - Also, their directory repair is poor and destroys data other utility programs need. DiskWarrior even has a message that says something along the lines of "We cannot repair this directory -- some other program (Norton) has tampered with the directory structure." The product has been *discontinued* Here's an article from MacWorld, in 2004: http://www.macworld.com/news/2004/04/14/symantec/?lsrc=mcrss-0404 "Symantec Inc. on Wednesday confirmed plans to discontinue the Macintosh versions of its Norton Utilities and SystemWorks packages and instead will focus its efforts on developing its Internet security software." Norton Utilities is dead, and that's fine. Norton Antivirus is still alive, but its only real job right now is to catch Windows viruses.
-New to Macs:
*New Apple Service private learning: http://www.apple.com/retail/onetoone
*Keep Your Mac Happy:
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/iMacChat/files/ and go to Tips folder
*Check out: http://www.myfirstmac.com and http://www.macinstruct.com/node/124
more: http://MacOSG.com, and http://www.apple.com/usergroups
*David Pogue's, The Missing Manual Series are indispensable! Make sure to get the correct version for your particular OS! Panther, Tiger, & Leopard. There is an edition just for Switchers, too.