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Delete first or last?

by Elton Hoxie / June 22, 2008 12:43 AM PDT

I have AVG 7.5 paid edition and would like to change to Avast. Do I delete AVG first or download Avast first? Thank You Very Much!!!

P.S. Do you have any suggestions for a program to compliment Avast or will it do a total job protecting my computer?
(I understand that no computer is 100% safe!) Again THANK YOU!!!

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They (AVG) take care of either method.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2008 12:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Delete first or last?

But right or wrong I just download the new one, uninstall old, install new and am done. This is my method for all my software.

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Uninstall, Don't 'Delete'...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 22, 2008 3:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Delete first or last?

And I also download the new program first, then uninstall the previous program, then reinstall the new..

And since I'm only guessing that you are referring to the XP computer in your member's profile, there are a number of threads in these forums which suggest a variety of tools for keeping your computer safe.. The link below is an entire thread which will provide a number of free security programs from which you can choose:

Hope this helps.


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A good procedure
by Tarq57 / June 22, 2008 10:16 PM PDT

for this type of exercise:
1) Download the installer file/s for the new software you'll be installing. Save it to disk..either the desktop or a folder created for this purpose.
2) Disconnect from the web.
3) Uninstall old software. Reboot.
4) Install new software. Reboot. (Often you'll be asked to, anyway, at both steps.)
5) Check that the new software is functioning. (Avast functions well, after installing/rebooting you'll be presented with a setup procedure, choose the defaults, you're good to go.
6) Check that a firewall is active. If not, turn the windows firewall on, or install and check status for the firewall of your choice. If you do this, check the Windows firewall is off.
7) Reconnect to the web, update the AV.
The reasons for these steps might seem obvious, but if they didn't, hopefully they do, now.

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