Microsoft have decided to remove the function in Windows Defender which disabled other antivirus software without notifying the user. The decision comes after Kaspersky Labs brought an antitrust law suit against Microsoft for disabling products their customers had purchased and expected to work. The resolution will not be immediate, it will be the Fall Creators Update which brings this change as well as changing the permissions of third party AV messages. Drop by The Inquirer for more details on the changes to the messaging.
"Microsoft had poo-pooed the complaint but previously confessed that an update changed the way that Windows 10 deals with AV incompatibilities – by switching them off without warning the user."
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