1.    21 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601

    Disabling security programs

    TenForum's installation guide says 'you will need to disable or uninstall any 3rd party AV or security program' I'm a little concerned about this and just wanted to confirm if it's safe to do so. And does every security program need to be disabled - I have several, my AV plus ZoneAlarm firewall, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, WinPatrol and Zemana AntiLogger.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2.    21 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 6,099
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    As long as you are not surfing porn/pirate software sites or plugging in USB sticks you have found on the street while doing the upgrade then disabling your 3 party security software would be pretty safe.

    I see you just edited in a list of the software and I'd definitely remove all before starting an upgrade.
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  3.    21 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 774
    Windows 7

    The advice to disable third party security software dates back to the early days of such software. That advice is even more important in 2016. The purpose of security software is to prevent unauthorized system changes. Doing an OS upgrade makes system changes on a massive scale. The chances of a conflict is very high.

    The Windows 10 upgrade software knows how to safely disable Windows Defender and some third party programs. But the latter can be problematic. Any security software must have safeguards to prevent it's being disabled by software methods, otherwise malware would do it. Normally security software can only be disabled by the user, and then only after appropriate warnings.

    To avoid problems you should disable ALL third party security software.
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  4.    21 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    The majority of regular members here don't run any extra security programs. There's a reason for that. They don't replace safe user habits the biggest of which is don't click on something that you are not absolutely sure what it is you are clicking on.

    I have 10 computers in my house, none with extra protection on them. I get about 1 malwarare infection per year and it gets on one or two computers at the same time. A disk cleaning with CCleaner and Windows disk cleanup gets rid of it.
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  5.    22 Apr 2016 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the replies. At the very least I'll disable my security programs.
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