Install Antivirus

Install Antivirus

Steps to install Antivirus

With various antivirus checking on piracy, it could be very tricky sometimes to install the Antivirus software on your computer. The Antivirus companies will like to know your credentials and make sure that you have got the antivirus legitimately before you could install Antivirus on your computer. Many antivirus companies will ship key (or a code) along with the software to make sure you have bought the Antivirus. Others will simply encourage for an online registration (or activation) to check genuinely of your purchase.

Usually, you will need to install only one antivirus on your computer. Having more than one antivirus may slow down the speed of your computer and makes things messy.  Before you install your favorite antivirus, you will need to remove your existing antivirus (if any).  Click here to discuss on the standard and advanced removal of Antivirus from your computer.

In this section, we try to cover installation steps required by most popular antivirus (Norton, AVG Avast etc.) available in the market.

Install Norton

There are more than one ways to install Norton on your computer. Depending on your system configuration (operating system), geography and where you purchased Norton from, will change the way you will have to install Norton. Further, Norton installation also depends if you bought the Installation CD or download and executable version.

There are many plans you can buy Norton for that will give you access to one or more devices (depending on the plan). Please refer to the official Norton website to download the original Norton antivirus software.

  1. First of all you need to meet the prerequisite to install Norton. You computer must meet the below requirements to install Norton antivirus.

For Windows XP OS:

  • Windows XP (32-bit) Home, Professional, Tablet PC, Media Center (32-bit) with SP 2 (or higher)
  • At least 300 MHz processor
  • At least 256 MB RAM
  • 300 MB Free space on your hard disk
  • CD/DVD drive (if installing from a CD/ DVD)
  • IE 7.0 (or higher)

For Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  • 1 GHz processor
  • 256 MB RAM.
  • 300 MB Free space on your hard disk
  • CD/DVD drive (if installing from a CD/ DVD)
  • IE 7.0 (or higher)

For Windows 8 and Windows 10:

  • 1 GHz processor
  • 256 MB of RAM.
  • 300 MB Free space on your hard disk
  • CD/DVD drive (if installing from a CD/ DVD)
  • IE 7.0 (or higher)
  1. The second step is to get rid of your existing antivirus (if any) before you commence to install Norton Antivirus. On a windows based system, you can go to your control panel – > add/ remove programs à Click at your existing antivirus and uninstall it. Click here to see details on removing your Antivirus software
  2. The third and final step is to install Norton Antivirus

Below are the ways to install Norton on to your computer.

Apart from installing Norton, the above article also gives insight on how to transfer existing Norton license to other devices, to install Norton on mobile devices, issues pertaining to “no license availability” during Norton installation and issues related to confirming purchase at the time of installing Norton.

The above links are also helpful to install Norton products like – Norton 360, Norton Security, Norton internet and Norton Antivirus 2017.

So, if you have downloaded Norton of got it in a CD, you will need to follow these steps below to install Norton on your computer.

If you want to install Norton from a CD

  1. Load the CD on to your CD/ DVD drive
  2. This CD/ DVD should auto run. If not, locate the setup. Exe file and run it.
  3. Follow the instructions as directed by the setup wizard.
  4. When the installation is complete, restart your system
  5. Open the Norton Security from quick menu (or from list of programs) and click update to get the latest updated (you will need an internet connection for this)

If you want to install Norton that you have downloaded

  1. Download the Norton product directly or from service provider
  2. Uncheck the “Norton community watch” should you not like to join it
  3. You may change the default location were Norton is installing itself or keep it as is in the next screen.
  4. Check the “User License Agreement” after reading it and then click OK
  5. Install Norton antivirus and type your pin number to activate it.

Install McAfee

You can either download McAfee antivirus from the service provider or from the McAfee official website (https://home.McAfee.com/). Once you have downloaded McAfee antivirus, you will need to install and activate it on. Before installation, you should see if you see the system requirements.

  1. Below are the system requirements to install McAfee antivirus

Operating system requirements:  you should have either of the following operating systems :

  • Windows 10 OS (32 or 64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 OS (32 or 64 bit)
  • Windows 8 OS (32 or 64 bit)
  • Windows 7 OS (32 or 64 bit)
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
  • Google Android Phone or Tablet (2.3 or higher)

Web Browser:  you should have either of the following browsers installed in your PC:

  • Internet Explorer (IE) 8 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or higher
  • Google Chrome 6 or higher
  • Safari 5 or higher

Hardware configuration:  you should have either of the following hardware specifications:

  • 1 GB RAM for Windows Vista and for Windows 7
  • 2 GB RAM for Mac and Windows 8
  • At least 500 MB free disk space for Windows based computer
  • At least 300 MB free disk space for Mac based computer
  • At least 1 GHz processor for Windows based computer
  • Mac based computer with Intel processor
  1. The second step is to get rid of your existing antivirus before you install McAfee Antivirus. On a Windows based system, you can go to your control panel à add/ remove programs à Click at your existing antivirus and uninstall it. Click here to see details on removing your Antivirus software
  1. Installing McAfee antivirus on a Windows based computer
  • Double-click on the downloaded installer to run it
  • Select to “I agree” after reading the software license agreement
  • The installer with check your system for existing threats and antivirus
  • When prompted, enter the serial number to install McAfee
  • On the “install now” window, select “complete and click “next”
  • When the installation is complete, click done
  1. Installing McAfee antivirus on a Mac computer
  • Launch the McAfee installer by double-clicking it
  • Select to “I agree” after reading the software license agreement
  • If prompted, enter administrator authentication to install McAfee
  • Enter the serial number of the McAfee product you got at the time of purchase
  • On completing the installation, press finish

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