I'm helping my friend's mother setup her new laptop. Bran new windows 8(wow is that different) from Best Buy. Being from best buy and all, it of course has all sorts of software that it doesn't need. She put on Avast as that's what my friend told her to do, as that's what I usually put on for people since it's FREE and a decent program.
It came with Kaspersky Internet Security (NOT installed). My first thought was that, it doesn't need it. But, I started to consider installing it for one reason. My friend's brother is living at his mom's house again and he uses the laptop as well. Now a couple years back when my friend was still living there himself, his brother used his computer a lot. (my friend is blind). While cleaning up my friend's computer I often found traces of, well... visits to sites that my friend didn't appreciate his brother visiting. I don't think I need to explain that further. Now, this is something that the mother is completely unaware of, at least as far as I know... they're all grown adults and all. Not my place to bring it up. I don't know if he plans on using her laptop for such things.... SO... looking at the back of the kaspersky internet program it mentions parental controls. I was thinking, maybe I could set some things up so it's more difficult for him to visit such sites... something that none of them even need to know I did. I decided that since that program came free(even though it's likely a 1 year license and they wont renew it) it wouldn't hurt to install it and see what the parental controls are like. Personally, I'd like to make it more difficult for him to visit those kinds of sites(I wish he'd just get his own computer) as in the past it has caused problems as far as viruses go... and, I don't really want to talk to either the mother or the brother about it.
So the problem... while trying to install it, kaspersky is telling me that avast is not compatible with avas
t and wants me to uninstall avast.
I went looking it up and it seems that kaspersky is not compatible with ANY AV program other than their own.
So my question to that is... are the REALLY incompatible? Or, is kaspersky just trying to get you to buy their AV instead?
I don't want to install the program to find out it is going to cause real problems.
Any help greatly appreciated...
I don't know if it's because I explain things in a lot of detail or what, but I've had a lot of people misunderstand or even miss what I'm asking in a topic. Someone even told me I was confusing... I like to think of myself as thorough. ha. Anyway... I put in BOLD
the exact things I'm asking about just in case someone gets to the end of what I wrote and isn't sure what I was asking.