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Microsoft, greatfully stop doing things for the possess good

For over 20 years, Microsoft stomped on a competitors and afterwards shielded itself opposite a ensuing antitrust lawsuits. But with desktop Windows loss in significance and a desktop program rivals mostly gone, Microsoft seemed to have incited a new leaf. Or had it?

In a one program globe left where it still has rivals — antivirus and confidence program — Microsoft is adult to a aged anti-competitive tricks. Late final year, Eugene Kaspersky, owner of a eponymous antivirus company, said, “When we upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft automatically and yet any warning deactivates all ‘incompatible’ confidence software and in a place installs… we guessed it — a possess Defender antivirus. But what did it design when eccentric developers were given all of one week before a recover of a new chronicle of a OS to make their program compatible?”

Kaspersky did some-more than usually blog about it. First, he complained to a Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service, that non-stop a case opposite Microsoft for “abusing dominance.” His company, Kaspersky Lab, followed adult this Jun by filing more antitrust complaints opposite Microsoft, with a European Commission and a German Federal Cartel Office.

Kaspersky claimed in his blog, “Microsoft uses a widespread position in a mechanism handling complement (OS) marketplace to fiercely foster a possess — defective — confidence program (Windows Defender) during a responsibility of users’ formerly self-chosen confidence solution. Such graduation is conducted regulating controversial methods, and we wish to pierce these methods to a courtesy of a anti-competition authorities.”

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