Security applications become crucial for device and data protection. For virus protection, you can get free antivirus plans easily. But when you require protection from internet threats then always choose a good premium antivirus that protects the system from all dangers. While installing the program, some users get errors.
Reasons for getting errors while installing a security application
- You are installing an incompatible application
- Your system has a very low amount of free hard-disk space
- Another security program is interrupting
- System junk in conflicting with your application
- The OS of your system is outdated
- Some system files get corrupted
Troubleshooting the antivirus installation error
Restart the PC
Whenever any program shows an installation error, restart the device. When you install a program, it requires various resources. If those are preoccupied then the installation process starts showing the error. You should restart the system before installing the application. After restarting, all the resources become free and your program gets installed easily.
Check application resource requirements
Your security application needs few resources for installation like processor, RAM, and hard disk. While getting installation errors; you should check for those requirements. In case the requirements don’t match with your system specifications then you should try another setup. If you want to use only that security software then you need to upgrade your device.
Increase the free hard-disk space
Application won’t install on the system when free hard-disk space is very low. If your program is not installed then check its free hard-disk requirements. Go to the system and increase the free space. If you have large files like movies etc then delete them. Users can also inspect the installed programs and remove the unnecessary ones. After getting free space, restart the device and try to install the program.
Clean all junk before program installation
When you want to install the application, remove all the junk. If your system has lots of junk then you can get into Malwarebytes error installing. Junk files can also damage the files on the system. If you don’t remove those files, they will eat your RAM and free hard-disk space. For deleting the junk, go to the temp folder. If you see the files, remove all of them. Now open the C or D drive and check for unused or unnecessary folders. Delete those files from the drive. When you can’t delete the junk manually, use the junk cleaner utility tool. Open the computer and run the cleanmgr on the cmd screen. The tool will run to find all the junk present on your device. Check the list and click temp files and other junk to delete. After you remove the junk files, try to install your application.
Remove another antivirus
Before you install a new antivirus, check for the old one. People purchase the new subscription but forget to remove the expired program on the system. If you have another security program, freeware or expired setup then remove it. This setup can conflict with the new installing program. When you have installed the upgraded plan of the security program then remove the old setup from your system. After deleting other security tools from the system, retry to install your antivirus.
Update your Operating System
Some programs can show installation errors when the OS is outdated. Due to this, many functions of the device stop working. Whenever the computer shows any error, check for its new update. If the OS is outdated then run its update. Go to the system and check for the new update. Once you update the OS, now install the security application on your device.
Repair your system files
If the device is showing other errors like crashes or freezes then check for the system files. When PC system files are not working correctly, the device will show an error and restrict new installation. The user has to repair all the corrupted system files. Try to edit those files if you know the correct repairing steps. The user should run the file checker utility tool. Go to the cmd prompt and run the SFC/scannow utility tool. This will repair your system files and then you can install your program.