Surfshark Antivirus detects another antivirus during installation

In this article, you will learn what to do if the Surfshark Antivirus installed on your device detects other antivirus applications.

 

During the installation of the Surfshark Antivirus, the installer scans your device for other antivirus applications. This is done for a proper installation of the Surfshark Antivirus, as it might interfere with other antivirus software, and cause crashes or strange behavior.

 

The Surfshark Antivirus can find another antivirus application even if it has been deleted just recently, or some time ago causing the installation to fail. However, this issue can be fixed easily.

 

  1. Click on the Windows key, enter PowerShell, right-click on Windows PowerShell and click on Run as administrator.

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  2. Once PowerShell is open, copy the command below, paste it into Windows PowerShell, and click Enter.

    Get-WmiObject -Namespace root\SecurityCenter2 -Class AntiVirusProduct | ForEach-Object{if($_.instanceGuid -ne “{D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-
    DA132C1ACF46}“){$_.Delete()}}

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  3. Once done, run the Surfshark installation again.

 

Congratulations! Now you know how to fix Surfshark Antivirus installation issues!

 

If you have any further questions, our customer success team is here to help you 24/7 over live chat or email.


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