According to Eugene Kaspersky, head of the Russian security company, Microsoft is doing some anti-competitive things with its Windows 10 operating system. Kaspersky says that Microsoft is currently trying to push Windows Defender on Windows 10 devices in order to destroy the competition.
Microsoft is also trying to create obstacles for antivirus companies to access the market. It is good to know that the Windows Defender that comes with the Windows 10 is able to protect users on a basic level against threats. In fact, according to some AV Tests, Windows Defender does not offer the same protection level as most third-party antivirus solutions.
Windows Defender automatically activates in case there is no third-party antivirus program installed on the computer. However, if the user installs a third-party antivirus application, Windows Defender will automatically disable itself. However, Kaspersky claims that the Windows 10 may also deactivate installed third-party antivirus solutions during system upgrades because of incompatibilities. Windows Defender can also activate itself in case a third-party antivirus is about to expire in a few days.
At the same time, Windows 10 comes with many issues which include those that affect the incompatibility check during system upgrades. For example, if you upgraded Windows 10 to a new version or from an older version of Windows to Windows 10, you may have noticed that the system tells you that the software “X” is incompatible with the Windows 10. However, if you install it on your computer, it runs just fine without any issues at all.
Kaspersky is suggesting Microsoft change the install and notification system in order to make it clearer for users that the process will actually remove the third-party antivirus application from their computers.
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