Is it necessary to remove existing Antivirus?


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    Windows 7
       #1

    Is it necessary to remove existing Antivirus?


    I bought Avast antivirus for my windows 7 from here. should we uninstall the existing antivirus before installing the new one?
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    Win 10 Pro x64 1607 (Build 14393.953)
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    nickyhardy said:
    I bought Avast antivirus for my windows 7 from here. should we uninstall the existing antivirus before installing the new one?
    What existing software?

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  3. Posts : 1,327
    Windows 10 Home x64
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    Welcome to the Forums nickyhardy!

    If there is ANY anti-virus already installed , yes you most definitely need to remove it. Be advised that removing some of them can be very tricky. If its Norton's or McAfee you should go to their website and use their dedicated removal tool.
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    W10Prox64
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    Yes. You should only have one active anti-virus on a system at a time, as having more than one could cause them to conflict, leaving you even more vulnerable.
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  5. Posts : 26
    windows10
       #5

    Yes, I think its compulsaryry. It's best to uninstall old anti-virus software before installing a new one, assuming you make sure to stay safe during the transition.
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