Windows Defender no longer protects you from third party antivirus software

Windows Defender no longer protects you from third party antivirus software

If that happens, it will find a healthy copy of the data to use on one of the other drives instead.

In response to the Kaspersky antitrust complaint, Microsoft will be making major changes to Windows 10 in the Fall Creators Update. This collection includes anonymized data on which apps and features are used, what is written with a digital stylus (inking) or typed in certain situations, and their browsing data.

We will enable AV providers to use their own alerts and notifications to renew antivirus products before and after they have expired.

Microsoft said it has also changed how users will be warned when an antivirus program has expired and no longer protects them.

Back in June, Kaspersky filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft, citing anti-competitive practices from the company. Due to the fact that Microsoft itself is a developer of antivirus software Windows Defender, which automatically launches if third-party software had no time to adapt to Windows 10, this decision results in unjustified advantages for Microsoft on the software market, Anatoly Golomolzin, deputy FAS head, commented on the probe.

As for compatibility reviews, this being one of the big reasons updates were either not offered or ended up with the third party software quietly deactivated (which Microsoft did admit to doing) to prevent compatibility issues with the update, it is nice to see Microsoft offering more time for these reviews.

It is good news for people still running Windows 10 Pro on their workstations and getting slower working speeds.

Resilient file system (ReFS): ReFS provides cloud-grade resiliency for data on fault-tolerant storage spaces and manages very large volumes with ease.

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.

Of course, you know who will get the heat for these delays, right?

Head of Windows and Devices Group Privacy Office, Marisa Rogers said: "The feedback we've received about the Creators Update has been positive". Microsoft points out four, but two are perhaps the biggest.

"We look forward to our continued partnership with the industry", wrote Rob Lefferts, partner director for Windows Enterprise and Security, in a Microsoft blog post.

"We will give AV partners better visibility and certainty around release schedules for feature updates", Lefferts writes.

"Such promotion is conducted using questionable methods, and we want to bring these methods to the attention of the anti-competition authorities, ".

Microsoft is also adding faster file support into Windows 10 Pro for Workstations.