Microsoft is allegedly out to stifle fair competition in the antivirus software market by exploiting its market dominance to promote its own product, the Windows Defender. Leading to a scenario where users are deprived of their right to choose the best available security software due to underhand tactics by the Redmond Company.
These are the type of accusations being leveled against Microsoft by security companies like ESET and Kaspersky since last year. It is no secret that Microsoft has become more proactive in promoting its (now-natively built into Windows 10) security application Windows Defender.
Kaspersky for one filed a lawsuit with the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) last year. It has also been threatening to do the same with the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office.
Well, Kaspersky has made good its threat and filed an antitrust complaint with the said institutions. The Kaspersky CEO, Eugene Kaspersky in a blog post accuses Microsoft of “fiercely” promoting Windows Defender by abusing its “dominant position” in the market. In the post, Eugene says:
“We see clearly – and are ready to prove – that Microsoft …read more