Kaspersky drops antivirus antitrust complaints against Microsoft

www.theregister.co.uk | 8/10/2017 | Staff
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Kaspersky Labs is dropping its antitrust complaints against Microsoft in Russia and Europe.

The Russian antivirus firm had previously argued that Microsoft was unfairly promoting the use of Windows Defender over third party security software.

Russia - Federal - Antimonopoly - Service - Complaint

Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service began investigating a complaint from Kaspersky* in November last year and filed two others – with the European Commission and German Federal Cartel office respectively – in June 2017.

According to a blog post, Microsoft has now agreed to let its antivirus partners (such as Kaspersky) keep their software on equal footing with Windows Defender.

AV - Vendors

In particular, AV vendors will:

and there will be a persistent notification about product expiration until a choice between renewal or picking another solution is made (instead of an ignorable notification).

Changes - Windows

The changes will be implemented in the Windows...
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