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Norton (Mac) - Message: "At Risk: Your Vulnerability Protection definitions are not up-to-date. Your Mac may be at risk."

To fix this problem, in the Norton product main window, click Fix Now and wait for the fix to complete.

If the problem persists, do the following:


Restart your Mac

  1. Save your work and exit all the programs.

  2. Restart your Mac.


Run LiveUpdate

  1. Start your Norton product.

  2. In the Norton product main window, click LiveUpdate.

    Wait for LiveUpdate to download and install all the available updates.

RemoveSymantecMacFiles removes all the folders that are created by Norton installers and any files within those folders including any you that have created.


Download and run RemoveSymantecMacFiles tool

  1. Download the file.

  2. Click the Finder icon  in the Dock to be in the Finder.

  3. On the menu bar, click Go > Downloads to go to the Downloads folder.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • If you downloaded the file using Safari browser, open the RemoveSymantecMacFiles folder.

    • If you downloaded the file using the Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers, double-click the file to expand it, and then open the RemoveSymantecMacFiles folder.

  5. In the RemoveSymantecMacFiles folder, control-click the RemoveSymantecMacFiles.command file, and then click Open with > Terminal (default).

    To run this tool, you must be logged in to your Mac with an Administrator account with a non-blank password.

  6. In the Terminal window, type your administrator password, and then press return.

    When you type your password, no characters appear.

  7. To remove all Symantec files and folders, type 1.

    If you want to quit RemoveSymantecMacFiles without removing any files, type 2.

  8. Press return.

    RemoveSymantecMacFiles removes all of the Symantec files.

  9. When the RemoveSymantecMacFiles tool finishes removing the Symantec files, in the Terminal window, type y, and press return to restart your Mac.

    Before you press return, make sure you save your work in other open applications.


Install Norton

  1. Sign In to Norton.

  2. If you are not signed in to Norton already, you will be prompted to sign in. Type in your email address and password for Norton, and click Sign In.

    If you do not have a Norton account, click Create account and complete the sign-up process.

  3. In the Norton Setup window, click Download Norton.

  4. Click Agree & Download.

  5. Click OK to save and open the file.

  6. When the download finishes, double-click the Norton product Installer.

  7. Click Agree & Install to start the installation.

  8. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

  9. When LiveUpdate finishes installing updates, click Continue.

  10. In the Installation Successful window, click Restart.

    You must restart your computer to complete the installation process.

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:At Risk: Your Vulnerability Protection definitions are not up-to-date. Your Mac may be at risk norton anti virus mac os osx fix problem   Doc ID:80351
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-02-21 15:43 MDTUpdated:2018-02-21 15:43 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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