Fixed: Antivirus Software not Installing Issue

Antivirus Software not Installing

With the increasing data theft and the need for privacy, antivirus software is a must for computers that are connected to a network. But sometimes, when you try to install an antivirus, something might be blocking the installation on your computer. Here are some reasons for Antivirus software not installing

Scenario 1: Due to OS compatibility.

  • This may be the main cause of installation failure error in most cases. The antivirus software package that you have purchased might be compatible with one operating system but may not be compatible with the operating system on your computer. So if you are facing issues with the installation of the particular software, always check the specifications of your antivirus package for compatibility with your operating system.

Scenario 2: Due to another Antivirus on your Computer.

  • In the urge to make your computer secure, we go for antivirus software. Sometimes, we do not know that two antivirus programs do not go hand-in-hand. If you are trying to install a new antivirus program on your computer with another antivirus program already running, then you may face "Antivirus software not installing issue'. Even in some cases, if you have installed two antivirus programs on your computer, then, one antivirus program will consider the other as malware. This may even lead to file corruption on your computer. So before installing a new antivirus program on your computer, uninstall the existing antivirus program and then begin the installation of the new antivirus program. This may during errors while installation.

Scenario 3: Corrupted files on your computer.

If you are not able to install an antivirus program on your computer, then the issue might be the corrupted files on your computer. If you are using a Windows 10 computer, then you can perform the in-built SFC or DISM scan to fix the corrupted files. If you are willing to go for the SFC scan on your Windows 10 computer, then follow the below steps.

  • Step 1:Open the command prompt on your Windows 10 computer. Make sure that you are logged into your computer as an admin.
  • Step 2:In the command prompt window, type the command ‘sfc /scannow’ and press the Enter key.
  • Step 3:The SFC scan will run on your computer. It may take some time.
  • Step 4:After the SFC scan is completed, try installing your antivirus program.

Scenario 3: Corrupted files on your computer.

  • The Antivirus software not installing issue you face while trying to install an antivirus program on your computer might be due to the third-party applications on your computer. So, uninstall the third-party applications from your computer. You can uninstall directly from the control panel or by using the uninstaller applications.