Installing new anti-virus without uninstalling the old one

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I'm in the process of installing a Mcafee Groupshield as my  new anti-virus. Can I just install this without uninstalling my old anti-virus? How does this affect my computer?

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Installing new anti-virus without uninstalling the old one

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It is possible to some anti-virus but sometimes some anti-virus don’t permit to install more than one anti-virus an error will pop-up, but basically this method of installing more than one anti-virus in a single system is not recommended or not advisable to do. The downfall will be both anti-viruses will make your computer slower. So you’d rather find a key/serial or buy it or if you’re not satisfied with your current anti-virus find a new one there is a lot of good anti-viruses out there just install one in your system and its good enough to protect your computer.

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Installing new anti-virus without uninstalling the old one

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Since you are installing an antivirus, it would be better to uninstall first your old antivirus because you will have an undesirable result if you don’t. Running multiple antivirus programs might cause your system to be unstable. Also, most antivirus programs don’t allow installing if it detects another antivirus is currently running. This avoids conflict between security applications. If you want to install McAfee GroupShield, uninstall your current antivirus.

Once it is removed, restart your computer and then proceed with the installation of the McAfee GroupShield. In case you are using McAfee GroupShield 7.0.1 for Microsoft Exchange or McAfee GroupShield 7.0.2 for Microsoft Exchange, unfortunately, these products are no longer supported. McAfee announced the EOS or End of Support for these products on February 12, 2013 and set its termination date on March 31, 2014.

So, if you happen to be using any of these applications, after March 31, 2014 you will no longer receive support and product updates from McAfee. You should upgrade to McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange 7.6 or McAfee Security for Microsoft Exchange 8.0.

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