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Russian antimonopoly watchdog issues warnings to Microsoft

Staff Writer |
The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia has issued several warnings to Microsoft Corporation, demanding the company to cease actions or inaction leading to restriction of competition, a statement of the service reads.

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Earlier, during the review of a case against Microsoft, FAS has found out additional evidence that Microsoft imposed discriminative conditions on other developers.

In particular, Microsoft was said to be restricting the format and terms of notifying users of antivirus programs created by third parties, failing to establish a two-way timely communication, and introducing complicated procedures of updating antivirus programs.

In addition, the service announced that Microsoft may have violated the legislation by employing certain methods inducing users to stop using antivirus programs made by third parties and to activate software made by Microsoft (Windows Defender).

The corporation is to fix the violations in a month.

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