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Windows 7: Changing antivirus programs

23 Dec 2014   #1
Emery10046

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Changing antivirus programs

I'm changing my antivirus program from McAfee to Avira. Is it better to uninstall McAfee before downloading Avira, or does it make any difference if I install Avira while McAfee has not as yet been uninstalled.
The reason for this: I don't want two antivirus programs running at the same time.



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23 Dec 2014   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

You are definitely right in that 2 anti virus programs can cause conflicts.

Uninstall McAfee first.

To uninstall McAfee you should go to their website & download their uninstall utility. This is necessary as just using the normal Windows uninstall does not completely remove anti virus programs. They can be hard to remove properly so the uninstall utility is really essential.

Once you have uninstalled McAfee you can then install Avira.
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23 Dec 2014   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

There's a list of AV uninstallers here if it helps. AV Uninstallers
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23 Dec 2014   #4
Emery10046

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
You are definitely right in that 2 anti virus programs can cause conflicts.

Uninstall McAfee first.

To uninstall McAfee you should go to their website & download their uninstall utility. This is necessary as just using the normal Windows uninstall does not completely remove anti virus programs. They can be hard to remove properly so the uninstall utility is really essential.

Once you have uninstalled McAfee you can then install Avira.

Thanks Ranger4.

Couldn't find my post as it was moved by the Monitor, so I'm late in answering your reply. Next time I better -put my post in the right thread.
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23 Dec 2014   #5
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Thanks for your reply. Hope it all works out for you.
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