Microsoft notifies of fulfilment of Russian antimonopoly watchdog’s warnings
MOSCOW, July 18 (RAPSI) - Microsoft Corporation has notified Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of execution of warnings issued over alleged anti-competition law violation within the established deadline, the watchdog announced in its Telegram Channel on Tuesday.
According to Anatoly Golomolzin, deputy FAS head, the service is currently analyzing the acquired information. The matter will be considered on July 25, 2017, the statement reads.
In June, FAS issued several warnings to Microsoft demanding the company to cease actions or inaction leading to restriction of competition.
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.