Uninstall Your Antivirus

General: Uninstalling antivirus software

Uninstalling antivirus or internet security software


Before installing Any New antivirus software on your computer, please ensure that there is no other third-party antivirus software installed, including expired or trial versions.

Having multiple antivirus programs installed on the same computer often results in conflicts including false positive detections, performance degradation and system instability. Therefore it is strongly recommended to uninstall all other previously installed antivirus applications before installing any new antivirus on your computer.


Below are links to uninstallation instructions for common antivirus programs, on the appropriate vendors' websites.

Typical uninstallation from the Windows Control Panel can leave behind some files which prevent other antivirus from being correctly installed. Most vendors offer special removal tools to uninstall their antivirus software completely from the system. When a removal tool is available, it is the preferred uninstallation method.




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