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Antivirus program

Hello. I would like to try one of those free antivirus programs. (Avast for one) But I'm wondering if I have turn off or uninstall the antivirus program that came with the security center on my laptop?

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Which one?

Which program came with the computer? Who is your
IP provider?
Most that come with a new computer is only good for 30 days then you pay if you want to keep it.
If you have Comcast for your IP, They offer Norton 360v4 at no cost to you and it never runs out as long as you have Comcast.
You shouldn't have two anti virus programs working at the same time so the one that came with the computer should be removed before installing a new one.
Avast is probably the best free one out there. Also download and run Malewarebytes with Avast and your well covered.
If your computer came with Norton you will need to go to Norton and download their removal tool and run that to get rid of anything that has to do with Norton.

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McAfee Security Center came with Dell Inspiron and Qwest is my isp

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Is your McAfee causing problems?

If that McAfee Security Center is provided free of charge, and is the full application, not a trial, then I would be tempted to stay with it.

Is it causing problems?

Your ISP cannot force you to use their security software, so you are free to use what you wish, but as mopscare42 said, you would need to fully uninstall McAfee before attempting to install any other anti-virus.

McAfee's Security Center also includes a firewall. What will you use to replace that?


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