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Security practices in line with competition rules, says Microsoft to Kaspersky

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jun 7, 2017, 6:03 pm IST
Updated Jun 7, 2017, 6:03 pm IST
The software giant has explained that it will be working with security vendors across the across the world.
Now, Russian security company Kaspersky has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with Russia, EU, and Germany's competition watchdogs.
 Now, Russian security company Kaspersky has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with Russia, EU, and Germany's competition watchdogs.

Microsoft has stated in a statement that all security features in Windows 10 comply with competition rules, pointing out that despite the antitrust complaint filed by Kaspersky, it's not worried that competition watchdogs would be thinking otherwise. 

The software giant has explained that it will be working with security vendors across the across the world to make sure that their products run properly in Windows. The report also explains that it has even planned to meet with Kaspersky officials to discuss their concerns, though the meeting hasn't yet taken place.

 

Now, Russian security company Kaspersky has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with Russia, EU, and Germany's competition watchdogs. The complaints have claimed that the software giant uses its dominant position to push its own antivirus in Windows 10, detrimental to third-party solutions.

Furthermore, Kaspersky also stated that third-party software is often removed when upgrading to new versions of Windows, notifications of expiring licenses are blocked, and the company does not give vendors enough time to test their antivirus products before updating Windows.

 

It was believed previously that Microsoft and Kaspersky had a meeting late 2016 to address some of the issues that Kaspersky had with Microsoft’s way of working.

As of now, Kaspersky has not confirmed whether the company is still open negotiations over the Windows 10 anti-virus practices. But it seems Microsoft is on the wagon for another antitrust dispute as it believes no competition rules are violated.

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