Detecting conflicting software

Scholar

Detecting conflicting software

Hi

 

I am a VM customer installing F-Secure. It's taken a long time but the 'detecting conflicting software' stage has stopped at 25% for over two hours. What is the issue and what to do/?

 

Thank you

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Senior Advisor

Re: Detecting conflicting software

Did you completely remove Virgin Media's AV before trying to install F-Secure?

 

See here; http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Internet-security/Installing-F-Secure-after-Virgin-Media-Securit...

 

Further, you do not have any other security software running in real-time?

Scholar

Re: Detecting conflicting software

Thank you for your help. I've had a nightmare for two days and am not particularly tech savvy. I think I had a problem with Virgin informing us that F-Secure would uninstall VM's AV and it was hanging. Worst stll though was F-Secure not letting me install before I'd installed XP service pack 3 which I'd previously avoided. This resulted in the CPU running at almost 100% permanently due to sycghost exe or whatever it was called. I did a little research, turned off Windows automatic updates and it solved it. I then decided to get rid of F-Secure and downloaded Avast free alongside Windows firewall. It is now running fine and I like Avast.

 

Thanks again

Senior Advisor

Re: Detecting conflicting software

@Leedslad 

 

Waiting Windows Updates again; a known problem with F-Secure.

 

Glad to hear you are fixed up with a good AV  Smiley Wink

 

You can check out if Avast is working correctly at this site; http://www.amtso.org/feature-settings-check.html

 

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Superuser

Re: Detecting conflicting software

It has to be said, though, that Windows XP, particularly if not fully updated, is almost obsolete now, and won't be supported by Microsoft after March.  Have you considered upgrading to a newer operating system?

Scholar

Re: Detecting conflicting software

It's always recommended having no more than one AntiVirus software on your system for avoiding conflictions and resulting misconceptions as well.

If your problem is solved for now or it's still remaining just make sure in future you never install an antivirus before completely removing the entire remains of the previous one. Just uninstall VM completely and then try installing, your problem will be resolved.

Scholar

Re: Detecting conflicting software

Thanks for your replies. Yes I am going to look at a new OS