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September 2, 2012 6:09:29 AM

Hello,
I've just obtained McAfee TP 2012. Do I need to uninstall all old virus protections before installing the new one?
a b $ Windows 7
September 2, 2012 6:30:31 AM

Best to remain protected while you install the new one! Then uninstall old one in case they inter-react...
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a b $ Windows 7
September 2, 2012 8:20:06 AM

No No No.

Uninstalll the old version before McAfee. If you want to be safe, just disconnect from net. A lot of AV's can get picky if they detect another AV already installed and cause further issues down the line. If your behind a router, its basic security features will protect while you install from the outside world, if your PC is already infected, it doesn't matter too much.
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September 2, 2012 8:39:11 AM

Was once caught out being on line without AV in between installs, but it was a long time ago so Routers probably better protected now. There again, if it's not connected, no problem!
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