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katharinem
13-03-2013, 02:17 PM
I want to uninstall AVG and install MSEssentials-friend's laptop with Windows 8. Should I turn off the firewall before I
start uninstalling or only before I install the new programme?

Have just found this about Windows Defender?
http://www.clickonf5.org/14566/no-microsoft-security-essentials-windows-8/
Sounds a bit too good to be true really.....

Thanks

Speedy Gonzales
13-03-2013, 02:22 PM
Just uninstall AVG windows firewall should turn back on after you uninstall it. I would also use the AVG removal tool. Depending on which version you installed (http://www.avg.com/ww-en/utilities)

You cant install MSE on windows 8. It uses windows defender

Nick G
13-03-2013, 02:22 PM
There is no need to turn off the windows firewall at all.

If Windows 8 is like the Release Preview, MSE won't install, due to windows defender.

edit - see Speedy bet me to it

Speedy Gonzales
13-03-2013, 02:27 PM
A lot of people who upgraded from Win7 to 8 (who had MSE installed / and they forgot to uninstall it) found that after Win8 was installed, they couldnt remove MSE. And it wasnt that easy to remove it