When a computer is fully patched with all the latest updates and patches from Microsoft Update and supported OS i.e. Windows Vista SP2. With a fully up-to-date Microsoft Security Essentials and if a user wants to run AVG LinkScanner (Free Edition) 9.0, it tells the user to uninstall MSE, because it will cause conflicts.
For other antivirus such as McAfee Internet Security and Panda Cloud Antivirus (Free Edition) and running AVG LinkScanner (Free Edition) it works alongside and it works perfectly fine. Can someone from AVG fix this issue. Thanks.
As a user of Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), I encountered this "compatibility" issue. So, as suggested in this thread, I uninstalled MSE, and was then able to install LinkScanner (Free Edition) 9.x, and then reinstalled MSE. It all seems to work fine, no more "compatibility" "error" messages. As far as I can tell, the two products seem to co-exist (based on rather limited usage so far, though). I am curious about what is considered incompatible in the first place, other than LinkScanner simply noticing MSE on the system? I'm using XP SP3 fully patched, Firefox 3.6.10 and mostly I ignore IE8.
current version of Microsoft Security Essentials does not conflict with AVG LinkScanner according to our tests. It will not be detected as conflicting during AVG Standalone LinkScanner 2011 Free Edition installation (which will be released soon).
EDIT by jirka82:
The first release of AVG Standalone LinkScanner 2011 Free Edition will still detect the MSE as conflicting application. This will be rectified with the first cumulative program update.
Thanks for the info. It happens that I tried a little earlier today to install AVG Standalone LinkScanner 2011 Free Edition on a different computer that also has Microsoft Security Essentials, and yes, LS did detect it and wouldn't install. I will try to first uninstall MSE, then install LS, then reinstall MSE. Presumably that will work. Any issues with that approach? Any idea when the 2011 cumulative update will surface? thanks