Swirtching anti-virus programs
Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:39 AM
Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:45 AM
If an AV is running and then a person decides to run the executable file on another AV whilst the first is still running then problems can occur.
Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:48 AM
Here's the way I like to see it done,
first, download the new anti-virus program, say to the desktop, but don't install it yet.
second, download the removal tool for the old anti-virus program, and again don't run it yet.
(here is a list of removal tools should you need to find the tool for your current AV)
Now that you have your files --
Uninstall the old anti virus program via the control panel.
Run the removal tool for the old anti virus, which usually requires a reboot of the system
Last, install the new anti virus - note that you would not have been going to any internet sites without protection by grabbing the new AV before doing anything else.
Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:32 AM
Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:34 AM
The replies from myself and Crowbar should provide you with all the information you need mate.
Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:36 AM
I would have downloaded from filehippo.com which I assume is a fairly safe site.
I think it's a safe site.
Which anti-virus are you planning on removing, and which are you planning on installing in the other one's place?
My colleague Wolfeymole is %100 correct, you don't want 2 AV programs running at once.
Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:02 AM
Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:08 AM
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