Kasper-sky Lab has Accused Microsoft to disable its Antivirus
Late last year, Kaspersky Lab has filed a complaint with the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) on the Microsoft company.
Now she brings the battlefield in Europe, where he has also filed an antitrust complaint to the European Commission and the Federal Cartel Office of Germany. Microsoft is accused of using the dominant Windows operating system, the provisions for the promotion of their own anti-virus Windows Defender at the expense of third-party antivirus software.
The Russian company claims that after the appearance of the operating system Windows 10, Microsoft creates a barrier to producers of antivirus and using new ways to spread among Windows users own advice. It can not be disabled or completely removed from the system, it periodically scans the file. It is alleged that when you upgrade to Windows 10 Kaspersky Anti-Virus is disabled and instead begins to run Windows Defender. The reason is called incompatibility of Kaspersky Anti-Virus with the new version of Windows. The application remains installed on the computer, but some files are deleted and the program does not start.
In this blog, Evgeny Kaspersky says that sometimes an update deprives the operating system compatibility with third-party applications. According to him, Microsoft allows third-party developers only a couple of weeks to test the latest Windows 10 update to ensure compatibility. If the changes that harm the compatibility is not possible to fix before the release of the update, the program is considered to be incompatible and be removed from users’ computers.
Microsoft has had time to get used to antitrust battles in Europe, as a result of which it has lost billions of dollars. In particular, earlier it was a pre-installed in Windows browsers and media players.
In a statement to the news agency, Bloomberg Microsoft claims that the main task is to ensure the protection of users and the company is confident that the Windows 10 security features meet the requirements of the antimonopoly legislation. The statement also said that a few months ago, Microsoft offered to representatives of Kaspersky Lab to hold a meeting at the senior management level in order to resolve the differences, but the meeting has not yet been held.