Replacing antivirus protection

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Desktop antivirus
do i need to uninstall my old antivirus before installing a different one?

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For best performance and a clean install I would recommend you do uninstall the old first and reboot.

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  • Gabe9527
    This is going to be down to the new vs the old AV - most AV clients will automatically uninstall the competitors AV products
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  • Pop59
    Even if you are installing new version of AV software, it is recomended to uninstall previous version. It might cause problems during the installation of new AV product or even uncompletted installation. The working AV software might see new software as virus or something else that it should prevent of working on the PC. Don't forget to stop AV monitor before you uninstall it or you might have problems that software could not be uninstalled. Good luck!
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  • Dorothymae
    [...] Replacing antivirus protection [...]
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  • jinteik
    last time from what i saw, there was a pc with 2 antivirus and due to that it could not even start up as there was issues with it...so after removing 1 antivirus, everything was back to normal
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  • Harisheldon1960
    If you have SCCM, I would suggest you having them run a script uninstalling the old antivirus and doing a reboot. Once that is done, depending on how many clients you have, you can either do the install the same night or, if the install does not require a reboot, do it during working hours and the customer will never know.
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