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Redmond says its antivirus plays nice with third-party apps

 

Microsoft has finally issued a response to Kaspersky’s EU complaint, after the Russian security vendor requested an antitrust investigation over the way the software giant deals with third-party antivirus in its own Windows operating system.

 

In a long statement whose role is to defend the Windows 10 antivirus and to explain how Microsoft is working with security vendors on making the operating system play nice with third-party solutions, Rob Lefferts, Partner Director, Windows & Devices Group, Security & Enterprise, explains that Windows Defender is currently one of the top solutions on the market, with over 99 percent detection rates.

 

“We built Windows Defender Antivirus to make a promise to our customers that every Windows 10 device ALWAYS has protection from viruses and malware. Through our continued investments, our test results are among the top of security industry leaders,” he said.

 

Lefferts then goes on to point out Microsoft is collaborating with nearly 80 independent software vendors as part of the so-called Microsoft Virus Initiative (MVI) program, which makes it possible for antivirus vendors to prepare for the release of new Windows versions and optimize their solutions to prevent any compatibility issues that might be experienced.

 

Furthermore, Microsoft says that antivirus companies can also test compatibility with new Windows versions thanks to the Windows Insider program, a program that also involves millions of users who can send feedback on any problem that might arise.

 

95 percent of antivirus products compatible with Creators Update

 

Lefferts responds to Kaspersky’s claim that Microsoft disables antivirus software when updating Windows by going back to the Windows 10 Creators Update released on April 11. No less than 95 percent of the Windows 10 PCs getting the update were running antivirus compatible with the Creators Update, Microsoft says.

 

“For the small number of applications that still needed updating, we built a feature just for AV apps that would prompt the customer to install a new version of their AV app right after the update completed. To do this, we first temporarily disabled some parts of the AV software when the update began. We did this work in partnership with the AV partner to specify which versions of their software are compatible and where to direct customers after updating,” the company exec says.

 

In the end, Lefferts emphasizes that Microsoft is always working closely with antivirus vendors to make sure not only that no compatibility issues are experienced when updating Windows, but also that users remain protected all the time. This is the reason Windows Defender kicks in when third-party antivirus is removed or expires, Lefferts added, again responding to Kaspersky who claimed that Windows 10 blocks expiring subscription notifications.

 

Microsoft has been trying to reach out to Kaspersky several times, according to reports, but the Russian security company decided to pursue legal action. The EU is yet to announce whether an antitrust investigation would start or not.

 

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Microsoft Says Windows Defender Is a Top Antivirus

Yeah, sure, whatever...:tooth:  :rofl::lmao:

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Microsoft has been trying to reach out to Kaspersky several times, according to reports, but the Russian security company decided to pursue legal action :o

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No matter, are they compatible or not, if they are useless.
All these antivirus programs are like women, who always know everything very exactly, what is good and what is bad, but usually on the next day, not today.

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1 hour ago, Jogs said:

WD is really a top AV, you just need to start counting from the other side. :lol:

:D:D

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Yeah sure, but on all my systems I'm using Kaspersky :tooth:

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Technically Windows Defender is better than third party antiviruses only in some situations merely because of it's nature which is built in but better disable it through group policy when you Install KIS. WD services still run even when KIS is on, it slows down file copying etc because of 2 real time scan. 

also In terms of trust I trust Kaspersky more than Microsoft

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Windows 10 user problems lol , when i 1st tested Windows 10 RS2  i tested windows defender for about 15 minutes  it made my Firewall load up very slow and it's more important too me than any Antivirus so I disabled it and installed a 3rd party AV  and my Firewall  loaded OK but I didn't like RS2 very much so I put Windows 8.1 back in and windows defender worked fine with my Firewall but I dont use windows defender so I  put  my 3rd party AV back in anyways.

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2 hours ago, adi said:

Microsoft Responds to Kaspersky, Says Windows Defender Is a Top Antivirus

 

ROFLMFAO!!!!  What have those people in Redmond been smoking?  Windows Defender isn't a Defender of Windows.  It is just another app that increased the vulnerability of the Operating System.  They can't even get it patched correctly to stop it from being a point of access into the OS.  Microsoft is worse than any politician because they can speak out of both sides of their mouth at the same time, at least a politician can only do one side at a time.  Windows isn't even an Operating System any more, the last real OS was 7, 8.1 started the decline into I don't know what you would call it but it isn't an Operating System.

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6 minutes ago, straycat19 said:

...  Windows isn't even an Operating System any more ...

Whatever it is, it's working fine here -- minute by minute, day by day -- and for millions elsewhere.   :D

 

... and "Windows 10 RTM" thread on this forum has grown to three-hundred-and-sixty-eight-pages (368) pages ...  inquiring minds like to know why?  ;)

 

:drunk:

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8 minutes ago, straycat19 said:

 

ROFLMFAO!!!!  What have those people in Redmond been smoking?  Windows Defender isn't a Defender of Windows.  It is just another app that increased the vulnerability of the Operating System.  They can't even get it patched correctly to stop it from being a point of access into the OS.  Microsoft is worse than any politician because they can speak out of both sides of their mouth at the same time, at least a politician can only do one side at a time.  Windows isn't even an Operating System any more, the last real OS was 7, 8.1 started the decline into I don't know what you would call it but it isn't an Operating System.

 

point of access? 

 

mmm look at this thread

 

 

 

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I wonder how many people are using the creators update now ? back May 25th there was still  75.4 percent still on Redstone 1 witch this version had way less bugs for me except doing updates was slow. By the time  they get 75% on Redstone 2 ,Redstone 3 will  be out ..  When ever they get there act together and  they can get at lest 50% to migrate too a new version very fast I may bother with downgrading my daily driver PC to windows 10 again. I still have Redstone 1 in my other PC I even dread turning it on I not figured out what to do with it yet  maybe  ill turn it into a pure Linux box instead of dual booting.. :P

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5 hours ago, straycat19 said:

ROFLMFAO!!!!  What have those people in Redmond been smoking?  Windows Defender isn't a Defender of Windows. 

I think they are trying to keep their jobs.

If MS think the WD department failed to make WD live to its expectations then they will be abolished.

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I hope they stop playing catch up and start from scratch as they could make a very competitive that way.

This "worse is better" approach is much worse than you think it is, as many people despise it instead of garnering fans. Really. <_<

 

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