Russia’s leading antivirus software vendor, Kaspersky has filed a lawsuit with the Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) against Microsoft. In the lawsuit, Kaspersky accuses Microsoft of forcing users to use its Windows Defender antivirus in a manner that violated the Competition Protection Law.
“Microsoft is the developer of Windows Defender antivirus software, which turns on automatically if a third-party software has not adapted in time to Windows 10, and this is an unjustified advantage for Microsoft,” reads a statement by FAS Deputy Director Anatoly Golomolzin.
In the lawsuit, Kaspersky Lab also has a problem with Microsoft for reducing the allowed period for adaptation for 3rd party antivirus software from the two months to just six days. Kaspersky wants to file a lawsuit against Microsoft with the European Commission.
“Microsoft has created a situation in which competing antivirus producers, including Kaspersky Lab, are unable to completely fulfill their obligations to customers, which leaves the latter helpless, limits their choices and leads to 3rd party producers incurring financial losses,” reads a statement by Kaspersky’s General Director, Igor Chekunov.
Microsoft claims no foul play with Windows Defender
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