Running two antivirus products on the same computer can cause system instability

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by pepaperes, Apr 4, 2009.

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  1. pepaperes

    pepaperes Registered Member

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    I have installed the trial version of ESEt yesterday without uninstalling McAffee. Big mistake. My PC freezes now and it doesn't allow me to uninstall either of them. How can I get over the freeze? I am running Windows XP.
    Many thanks for all your help.
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  2. silverfox55

    silverfox55 Registered Member

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    Try going into safe mode ( tapping F:cool: and try uninstalling one from there.
     
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    pepaperes Registered Member

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    "Try going into safe mode ( tapping F:cool: and try uninstalling one from there."
    thanks you for your answer. sorry if I'm very ignorant but do I tap F8 while the computer is launching?
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    Just keep tapping F8 during boot time. A menu will appear and select safe mode from that. Then try uninstalling one of them from there.
     
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    format C:\ .... :)) what were you thinking, man?
     
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    That is the last resort. Better to try and get rid of one of first.
     
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    The Nodder Registered Member

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    2 anti-virus programs can be installed, BUT, only 1 can be monitoring a system at a time or you will get problems - as you did.
     
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