So, say I've been wanting to install other Anti Virus software on my computer (or install a newer version of my current software). Since in between installing, the computer is probably vulnerable to already active viruses, hackers, etc. I have the following question:
I'd do the following, but I was wondering if there is a safer way to do so and what could happen in the meantime? Am I over reacting/being paranoid? Is there a real threat?
- Download new Anti Virus software installer
- Terminate internet connection
- Uninstall old software
- Probably reboot
- Install new software
- Re-instate internet connection.