Recently, the tech giant Microsoft admits that Windows 10 did turn off the third-party security software or Anti-Virus, but only when there is no security application capable of responding in systems.
Microsoft: Yes, We Did Deactivate Third-Party Anti-Virus In Windows 10
Microsoft’s position with regard to antiviruses that are installed in Windows 10 is different from what you would normally expect. This has earned it a complaint to the European Commission alleging that the software giant abuses its dominant position and disables the competing proposals.
The company’s response now comes indirectly, admitting that it really shuts off that third-party software, but under special conditions and situations.
The complaint filed by Kaspersky came earlier this month and was intended to show anti-competitive practices that the tech giant Microsoft practices. In addition to preventing their use, they usually disable this software with each new update.
Microsoft’s response has now emerged, never referring explicitly to Kaspersky, admitting why it does so and showing the reasons why it has such policies. In an extensive article published on its own blog, Microsoft, in the words of Rob Lefferts, admits that it does so temporarily to protect users and their operating system.
This measure is justified by the need to give users access to applications that are prepared to run on newer versions of Windows 10, which is not always the case.
Microsoft has also revealed that it has sought to work closely with companies developing security solutions to ensure that these are tailored to their operating system and effectively protect users.
Responding indirectly to Kaspersky’s accusations about the constant presence of Windows Defender, Microsoft has assured that this situation only happens when there is no security application capable of responding in systems. There, Microsoft enforces Windows Defender as a security measure.
Microsoft’s justification seems plausible, though it does not fully correspond to the truth in some situations. Still, shows that the company is committed to demystify and dismantle the charges that Kaspersky made and intended to change Windows 10.
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