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Fix: Antivirus Not Installing In Windows 10

Are you trying to install antivirus on your Windows 10 computer and is it not installing? Then you have reached the right page to resolve it.A Windows 10 computer comes with the Windows Defender security software built-in. This security software provides the same level of protection as the third-party antivirus applications available in the market and it is good enough to protect your computer from all kinds of threats. To defend your computer against the latest malware, Microsoft updates Windows Defender frequently. Even if you’re using the latest version of Windows Defender, it might not be enough to protect your device from malicious links. To protect your privacy, you can install third-party security software on your Windows 10 computer. Usually, while installing a security application in Windows 10, there are chances for the installation to fail. If you are also in such a situation where antivirus not installing in Windows 10, perform the following methods to fix it.

Antivirus Not Installing In Windows 10

Method 1: Disable Windows Defender

  • On your computer, open the Settings window.
  • Click on the Update & Security option followed by Windows Security. Now, in the Windows Security wizard, click on the Open Windows Defender Security Center button.
  • Locate the Virus & threat protection settings command and click on it.
  • Click the toggle button under the Real-time protection section to disable Window Defender.

Now, try to install the security application. If the antivirus is not installing in Windows 10, then perform the next method.

Method 2: Disable or uninstall the other security/antivirus

If you have installed another security software on your Windows 10 computer, then there is a chance for this issue to occur. To disable or uninstall the existing security application, follow the below instructions.

  • Open the Control Panel window.
  • Go to the Programs & Features section.
  • Select the installed antivirus application and right-click on it.
  • Click on the Uninstall option followed by the Yes button.
  • Once the existing antivirus is uninstalled, restart your Windows 10 computer. Now try to install the new antivirus.

Method 3: Check for compatibility

  • If the antivirus is not installing in Windows 10 even after disabling or uninstalling the security software, then check whether the antivirus software that you’re trying to install meets your system requirements.
  • To check it, you can refer to the product specification page.
  • If the antivirus application doesn’t meet the system requirements, then try to install any other security software that is compatible with Windows 10.

If the antivirus not installing in Windows 10 even after performing the methods given here, then click on the Call us button to contact our technical experts.