Microsoft has once again been criticised over its domineering approach to Windows 10 security, with claims the tech giant could be leaving users wide open to attacks.
Windows 10 users are being left unprotected against possible cyber attacks and malicious software because of Microsoft’s refusal to work with third parties in a bid to create effective security protection for its customers, it has been claimed.
Eugene Kaspersky, the founder of antivirus software Kaspersky Labs, has hit out at what he says is Microsoft’s unfair dominance of the antivirus software market.
In a recent blog post titled “That’s It. I’ve Had Enough!”, Kaspersky claims that Windows 10 has a nasty habit of reverting security settings back to default, and even accuses the Redmond giant of sneakily uninstalling or disabling apps made by third parties and replacing them with Microsoft’s own products.
Kaspersky goes onto say that when users upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft automatically disables all antivirus software it deems to be ‘incompatible’ with the latest version of its operating system, instead activating its own Windows Defender as a replacement.
Kaspersky also claims that Microsoft has now limited the number of antivirus software a user can have activated on their PC.
Users can now only have one antivirus software installed or two, if the other is Windows Defender.
Kaspersky has now urged Microsoft to roll out updates of Windows 10 to antivirus software developers in enough time so that they can ensure their software is compatible in order to help enhance protection on user’s PCs and laptops.
Kaspersky has also revealed he has the backing of the Russian government having raised the issue with the country’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), who have confirmed they are investigating Microsoft’s practices to see if they are in violation of federal law.
Microsoft is yet to respond to Kaspersky’s claims, who said he was forced to seek the support of government after multiple failed attempts in trying to reach an agreement with the company.