How to Get Virus Protection Off of Your Computer

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In order to get virus protection off of a computer, go to the "Control Panel," click on the "Add/Remove Programs" icon and click on the remove button next to the corresponding program icon. Follow the steps from Windows for removing an anti-virus program with help from a Web designer in this free video on virus protection.

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Hi, I'm Noah, and I'm going to show you how to get virus protection off your computer. If you want to install a new anti-virus program, but you already have an old one that's still installed, you'll definitely want to remove it first, as having two anti-virus systems running at the same time can cause a lot of chaos on your computer. Although anti-virus programs can usually easily be deleted by going to the Start menu, All Programs, and then to the program folder -- in this case, AntiVir Personal Edition. This isn't always the best way to go about deleting your anti-virus software. To really completely remove it and get a clean start from the Windows perspective, go to Start, and then Control Panel instead. Then in Control Panel, find the Add/Remove Programs icon, and double-click it and wait for the list of programs to load. Once the list has loaded, simply locate your anti-virus program in the list. This should be pretty easy, as it's done by alphabetical order. Now, in this case, it happens to be Avira AntiVir, but it could be any name of whatever program you're using. For example, Norton or McAfee anti-virus. Once you've found the program, simply select it and then click on the Remove button. Then simply follow the simple steps guided by Windows to completely remove your anti-virus program. After this is done, you can feel free to reinstall a new one without creating any trouble.

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