Microsoft agrees to change Windows 10 after Kaspersky's antitrust claims

Kaspersky drops anti-trust complaint – here's what Microsoft did to appease them

Kaspersky drops anti-trust complaint – here's what Microsoft did to appease them

The company plans to change how users are informed about expiring security solutions.

One of the changes includes working more closely with third-party antivirus companies to make their software compatible with the latest Windows update.

Hardware Support - Windows 10 Pro for Workstations can run on high-end devices, including server-grade hardware with up to four separate processors and 6TB of memory. This Windows 10 Pro will be available as a part of the Creators Update coming to users this fall. For instance, Microsoft will no longer use Windows 10's fast-disappearing pop-up "toast" notification process to warn users about expiring anti-malware subscriptions, it noted. The US company has agreed to change the way it uses its dominant position in the PC operating system market.

"We will give [antivirus] partners better visibility and certainty around release schedules for feature updates".

She also noted that over 23 million people have visited the new web-based privacy dashboard since it was released in January.

In addition, Kaspersky also accused Microsoft of giving third-party AV vendors little time to prepare for new Windows versions, turning off incompatible products, and enabling Windows Defender instead.

Indeed, last year, Kaspersky made a similar complaint to Russian authorities and said that Microsoft had made some changes as a result.

Microsoft has announced a new edition of Windows 10, aimed for power users. This new version comes with features like resilient file system, persistence memory, and faster file sharing.

The Redmond Giant confirmed that if an anti virus application license expires the users will be shown a persistent notification on the screen until the users decides to renew the license or move to Windows Defender or any other third party antivirus vendors.

"We are absolutely satisfied with the changes that will be implemented in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and we will be taking all necessary steps to withdraw our claims and inform all regulatory bodies", Kaspersky's consumer chief, Andrei Mochola, said on Thursday 10 August. Thus, it's not meant to run on mainstream machines, of course - it's more of an OS for big companies "deploying their Workstation PCs in demanding and mission-critical scenarios", but power users will definitely take notice.

"We look forward to our continued partnership with the industry", Lefferts wrote. As much as we all hate the computer delays caused by Windows updates, you might want to get this one as soon as possible.

Microsoft is now highlighting that its consumers actually trust it with their data, opting for Full telemetry option even though the Basic setting collects far less data.

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