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Can I install the System Mechanic Professional antivirus component at a later time if I already have antivirus protection?

This article applies to:
  • System Mechanic 10 PC TotalCare
  • System Mechanic 10 Professional
  • System Mechanic 9 PC TotalCare
  • System Mechanic 9 Professional

Question

Can I install the System Mechanic Professional antivirus component at a later time if I already have antivirus protection?

Answer

If you already have antivirus protection in place on your system, you may follow one of two options:

Option 1
Uninstall your existing antivirus and install System Mechanic Professional’s antivirus component.

  1. Completely uninstall your existing antivirus software.
  2. Restart your computer.
  3. Start the System Mechanic Professional installation.
  4. When the installation components step is displayed, ensure that the antivirus option is selected.
  5. Continue with installation.

Option 2
Install System Mechanic Professional without its antivirus component, keeping your existing antivirus in place until its update subscription expires.

  1. Start the System Mechanic Professional installation.
  2. When the installation components step is displayed, clear the check box for the antivirus component.
  3. Continue with installation.

When your existing antivirus update subscription expires, install System Mechanic Professional again (over your existing installation), this time ensuring that the antivirus component is checked:

  1. Start the System Mechanic Professional installation.
  2. When the installation components step is displayed, ensure that the antivirus option is selected.
  3. Continue with installation.

Note: To install System Mechanic Professional over an existing installation, you must install a version that is equal or later than the version currently installed. To obtain the latest installation version of an iolo product, click here.