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Kaspersky lodges complaint against Microsoft

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Kaspersky lodges complaint against Microsoft

Microsoft is being investigated for anti-competitive practices in Russia, due to a complaint from Kaspersky Lab.

The Russian security firm has taken umbrage with Microsoft’s security software Windows Defender, which it accuses of blocking competitor software from working properly.

Kaspersky claims Microsoft is imposing an unfair time limit for third-party antivirus programs to work with Windows 10 upgrades, thus replacing it with Windows Defender.

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It said that this compatibility time window has been reduced from two months to six days in Windows 10. As a result, anyone updating to Windows 10 will find that their Kaspersky software is no longer working and they have been moved over automatically to Windows Defender.

Microsoft’s justification for shorter time frames for software to adjust to the OS is down to the fact that it is releasing more builds more frequently.

 

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