MOSCOW, February 14. /TASS/. Microsoft is cooperating with Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), which initiated a case against the US company following a complaint from the Kaspersky Lab, a spokesman with Microsoft told TASS.
"We believe that Windows 10 designed with intention to ensure constant security of users complies with the requirements of the Russian law on competition. We are cooperating with FAS as part of the investigation," the spokesman said.
On November 10, FAS initiated a case against Microsoft on receiving a complaint from Kaspersky Lab, Russian developed of antivirus software.
Kaspersky Lab filed a complaint to the anti-trust regulator saying that Microsoft had reduced the time of adaptation for anti-virus software manufacturers from 2 months to 6 days.
A spokesman with Kaspersky Lab told TASS before that Microsoft gives developers of anti-virus products just several days to make their solutions compatible with official edition of RTM-versions of Windows 10. Kaspersky Lab also plans to address to the European Commission on this issue in the near future. The company’s official said that the company "has long-standing and successful partnership" with Microsoft but a few months of negotiations did not give any results.
The FAS was to consider the case against Microsoft on Tuesday but postponed it saying that the date of the next meeting will be announced later.