Microsoft recommends uninstalling ALL other security software when running their program.. They state point blank that there will be conflicts..
Why do I need to uninstall other security programs before I install Windows Live OneCare?
It's just one more reason why many won't be installing OneCare.
Hope this helps.
I have Windows XP, Media Center Edition and the Ad-Aware SE Plus Edition. I have disovered two conflicts.
1. Problems with Microsoft's Beta One Carae System. On three separate occassions I have found that Ad-Aware SE Plus Scans detect parts of Microsoft's One Care System to be adware. If you have the Microsoft Beta One Care System on your PC, please check the Ad-Aware scan results. In my case, the scan rendered the One Caare System useless and/or damaged.
When I discovered this, I first restored the deleted files but still had some problems. I then used System Restore and that fixed the problem. The other option would be to completely remove the damaged One Care System and re-download the entire program. Otherwise, I have found Ad-Aware to be an excellent product in detecting spyare and adware.
2. I complete daily Internet surveys for many companies. Shortly after installing the full version of Ad-Aware SE Plus, I started to have problems completing or even starting some of the surveys. Finally, I turned off the Ad-Watch feature of Ad-Aware SE Plus and my problems ended. Just thought I'd let you know. Ed.