[quotemsg=19783286,0,22221]I also experienced this. I have Kaspersky and a couple weeks ago I saw the Microsoft warning pop up that I was not secure. IT WILL NOT GO AWAY UNLESS YOU ENABLE WINDOWS ANTIVIRUS TOO. Now I have both running in the background so I don't see the warnings any more. NICE...
I was wondering why since Kaspersky has always integrated with Windows and the warnings about security were always removed once it was installed. Windows was "smart" in that regard. So this is not JUST "about a button". It is about changing behavior, falsely reporting statistics and warnings and FORCING the user to enable its own service even if it is not wanted or needed so that Microsoft can get the upper hand.[/quotemsg]
What upper hand? Let me ask you this, does it cost Microsoft more to put out patches for Defender or to help people for hours and hours trying to get their system back up and running?
Honestly all I see is Microsoft trying to help protect their customer base.
[quotemsg=19783406,0,212804]"Malware creators would love that to happen because it would be much easier and much more tempting to target a single security solution on which over a billion computers rely."
Sadfully, billions, or at least 100s of millions, of PC's already rely on Windows Defender as their only security solution due to Window's heavy handed approach to baking it into Windows 7/8/10 combined with the laziness and or ignorance of getting even a 3rd party free antivirus. (Heavy-handed makes it sound like I dislike it. Free always there antivirus is greatly appreciated and is a great step toward everyone having at least a basic level of protection.)
Malware creators need only target the top 4 anti-virus software in market share to reach the majority of users, that even use anti-virus, not including Defender.
Avast, Eset (Nod32), McAfee, Avira
If your Kaspersky subscription expires and leaves you with no protection then I fully support Windows automatically disabling, not uninstalling, Kaspersky and allowing Defender to take over.
Weak anti-virus is better than no anti-virus.
If upgrading to Windows 10 breaks your antivirus then Windows is doing you a favor by saying "it won't work I'm uninstalling it" versus letting you use an antivirus that may not even work.
Now you can reinstall the antivirus along with the rest of your programs the upgrade broke.
I recommend doing a fresh reinstall of Windows 10 rather than upgrading 7 or 8.
"Afterwards, Microsoft replaces the Kaspersky antivirus with its own Windows Defender. Microsoft only seems to give users a warning, in passing and in a less readable font, that the Kaspersky antivirus was disabled in the upgrade process."
Even with Tom's low rez picture I can still read: "Renew your subscription to Kaspersky Internet Security to protect your PC. We turned on Windows Defender for the meantime"
Seems clear enough what I should do.
Do users want a cartoon showing Kaspersky dying with the only way to revive him being to take a Reinstall Pill?[/quotemsg]
I mean that is the only true way to portray it. Maybe have Clippy standing over Kasperky with a knife....
[quotemsg=19783548,0,1303809]This reminds me. What happened to the Web Browser choice list? Was it with Vista or 7? It has been some time now.[/quotemsg]
Was in Europe only and as far as I remember it affected 7 and newer, as at the time Vista was still an after though.
I am still waiting for Europe to make Apple, Google and Linux do the same with their OSes.
[quotemsg=19783787,0,2142646]The problem with MS is that, they are trying :1) to push everything to go through their store; 2) or force users to switch to their services to MS that maybe free now but later it wont by making things harder for 3rd party programs.
1. They are pushing the store but I have yet to see anything be restricted only to it. Google and Apple do the same, although MacOS is more open yet on Android apps can be removed (censored) if they do not meet the standards.
2. I have yet to see Microsoft force anything. Would you rather your PC have the tools to protect you in case something else can't or no? Has there been one program that Microsoft has not allowed you or someone to use short of compatibility issues? As in you know the program works but Microsoft said no?
I have yet to.
We have no issues with 10 and ESET yet at work. Every system with it on and any version of 10, Defender is fine as is the security center. Well to be fair our security center is alerted only because we turn off the Windows firewall as we have a hardware one, but the AV has no issues.