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    • Mum-of-2
    • By Mum-of-2 10th Sep 17, 9:57 AM
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    New laptop / antivirus help pls?
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    • 10th Sep 17, 9:57 AM
    New laptop / antivirus help pls? 10th Sep 17 at 9:57 AM
    Hi all, I have a new laptop, which had a free trial of Mcafee antivirus. This expired last week, with an offer to renew for £40.

    After reading Martins advice I have now installed Panda antivirus for free.
    Do I now delete the other Mcafee antivirus (I'm not too good with computers) If I am to delete this, can you tell me how?
    I'd be so grateful for any advice.
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    • SouthUKMan
    • By SouthUKMan 10th Sep 17, 10:05 AM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 10:05 AM
    Yes, only have one antivirus programme installed as they can conflict with each other.

    To uninstall - assuming Windows 10 - hold down the Windows flag key and X key >>> click on Control Panel >>> click on Uninstall a Programme >>> delete Mcafee.
    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 10th Sep 17, 11:47 AM
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    • 10th Sep 17, 11:47 AM
    And if you have a problem with the normal uninstall mechanism read here.
    Hi, we’ve had to remove your signature because somebody complained that the information contained within it was too helpful.
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