How To Switch Brands Antivirus Software


Here’s how the gap in protection can take place. You may need to remove your old antivirus program before upgrading or installing the new one. When you remove your old antivirus program, you are temporarily going without that protection on your computer, until you have installed and configured the new antivirus program.

Here are some guidelines to consider when upgrading or switching brands:
  1. Read the instructions for both your old antivirus and the new antivirus program before you begin.
  2. Keep the old virus software running, if possible.
  3. Back up your critical data files.
  4. Disconnect from the Internet if you are able to do so during the installation or upgrade; stay that way until you’re sure the new antivirus software is working properly.
  5. Close all other programs during the install or upgrade until you are sure that the new antivirus program is working.
  6. Install critical security patches before you begin.
  7. Reboot before you begin the removal or upgrade process