1.    18 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2017
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    Windows 7

    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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  2.    18 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    The Netherlands
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    Win 10 Pro x64 1607 (Build 14393.953)

    Quote Originally Posted by nickyhardy View Post
    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.    19 Apr 2017 #3
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    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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  4.    19 Apr 2017 #4
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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.    20 Apr 2017 #5
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    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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