Could any expert help with this issue...
I want to know Macafee and Symantic should be installed at a time..
Do you think I can take Macafee off from the system.
How it would affect if I take off that from the system

Thanks in advance...
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

You should NOT run McAfee and Symantec at the same time. If you are going to run Symantec remove McAfee first - it will not be harmful to the computer. Just uninstall it from add/remove programs.
I have found that removal of MOST industry leading ANTI-VIRUS software does NOT simply uninstall from ADD/REMOVE I  am certain of Symantec Endpoint Protection. it is best to consult the software home page and download a removal tool I know Symantec has one not sure of McAfee.  Problem is they put folders in SYSTEM32 and other "secret" locations. As far as running them at the same time Not a good Idea althogh I have seen it done. Ifyou wish to test them both get a trial of  the windows
VMWARE version and run them  on 2 different versions of your OS or maybe try a dual boot.
get rid of BOTH of them and download AVAST (, the home version is free and it is one of the best AV programs


Big Business Goals? Which KPIs Will Help You

The most successful MSPs rely on metrics – known as key performance indicators (KPIs) – for making informed decisions that help their businesses thrive, rather than just survive. This eBook provides an overview of the most important KPIs used by top MSPs.

Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
Above experts are correct and the reason is that you don't want to run more than one on-access scanner at a time, they will most likely have conflicts.  You can certainly have more than one AV/Anti-malware solution installed at any one time as long as only one is running on access scans.  For instance I have many of the tools cited on this site installed (MBAM, rootkit detectors, superantispyware, combofix, etc), but only ESET runs on access scans on my system.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
10023Web site maintenance and designCommented:
But what is going to give you the less amount of trouble..I wanted to comment on this question but Younghv had the right on answer!!  Why would you pay for trouble!!!...In fact why would you pay for double trouble..Do you know why those solutions have to pay to plant themselves on OEM products and then you end up having to take a crow bar to get rid of them!! I guess propaganda wins again!!
I don't understand your answer selection.

The comment to which you awarded all the points starts with the phrase: "Above experts are correct...", yet you ignored all of us.

Would you care to explain your rationale please?
Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
younghv is correct.  I was just expanding on the other answers - I will certainly not take offense if you decide to award points differently.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Anti-Virus Apps

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.