Kaspersky Lab which says that Microsoft has cleaned the software of Kaspersky for the sake of Windows Defender, put a complaint against Microsoft.
Microsoft has been involved in many legal wars with its competitors on competition infringement over the years. The main reason for this is Microsoft’s strong position in the desktop market. The newest of the respondents is Kaspersky Lab, Russian cyber security and antivirus provider.
Kaspersky first made a complaint through the Russian authorities last year. As a result, Microsoft recognized some privileges, but apparently Kaspersky Lab did not find them enough. The Russian company went further and made a complaint about Microsoft to the European Commission and to the German Federal Cartel Office.
In the main part of the complaint, Kaspersky claims that Microsoft erased Kaspersky’s software for the sake of Windows Defender, the software of Microsoft. According to CEO of the Kaspersky Lab, Eugene Kaspersky, Microsoft is wildly supporting its own non-developed security software, Windows Defender, using its dominant position in computer operating systems, and doing so by ignoring users’ prior security methods.
Microsoft has not accepted the assertions and stated that the company is doing nothing apart from protecting the safety of its customers. A spokesman of Microsoft made a press release and said that they were confident that the security features of Windows 10 were compatible with the competition laws, and they could answer any questions asked.
Microsoft has turned some of the blame into Kaspersky, who said they had offered to talk to Kaspersky executives months ago, but the conversation still has not happened. Because the cyber-attack on Microsoft’s products has increased threats, the company was developing internal security systems to cope with them.