System requirements for Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh

Article:TECH105682  |  Created: 2008-01-21  |  Updated: 2010-01-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH105682
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Technical Solution


Issue



You need to know the system requirements for installing Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh.


Solution



The following are the supported hardware platforms and the software versions for the installation of Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh. This covers the protection technology only. For management console and client, please see References below.


For Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh version 10.2.3:
  • Macintosh OS X version 10.5.x or 10.6.x
  • G4 800 MHz or better processor
  • 512 MB for 10.5.x; 1 GB for 10.6.x
  • 250 MB of available hard disk space for installation
  • Internet connection required for LiveUpdate
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive*
  • Rosetta is required by the SACM Client, and is required by the SAV for Mac installer, but is not required by SAV for Mac or the SACM.
    See SACM client requires Rosetta to be installed in order to function with Mac OS X 10.6.x, Snow Leopard
  • Note: The optional 64-bit kernel mode is not supported with Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh and Symantec recommends using 32-bit kernel mode when installing and using Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh. Please see the Read Me included with the software.


For Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh version 10.2:
  • Macintosh OS X version 10.4.11 or 10.5.x
  • G4 800 MHz or better processor
  • 256 MB of RAM (512 MB recommended) for 10.4 and below; 512 MB for 10.5
  • 250 MB of available hard disk space for installation
  • Internet connection required for LiveUpdate
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive*


For Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh version 10.1.1:
  • Macintosh OS X version 10.3.9 - 10.4.11
  • G3 processor or higher (G4 800 MHz or better if running Mac OS X 10.4.11)
  • 192 MB of RAM
  • 40 MB of available hard disk space for installation
  • Internet connection required for LiveUpdate
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive*

Note: SAV 10.1 is the minimum product version that supports Intel processors. If installing to a Macintosh with an Intel processor from the 10.0 disk image, you will encounter product errors until you update via LiveUpdate.


For Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh version 10.0:
  • Macintosh OS X version 10.3 - 10.4.10
  • G3 processor or higher, PowerPC processor only
  • 192 MB of RAM
  • 40 MB of available hard disk space for installation
  • Internet connection required for LiveUpdate
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive*

* CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive required only if installing from physical media.


References
Title: 'System requirements for Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh'

Document ID: 2008030607154948


Technical Information
Note: Symantec AntiVirus does not support Mac OS X earlier than 10.3. If you want to install Symantec AntiVirus on Mac OS X, you must upgrade to Mac OS X 10.3, or a later version.




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