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Kaspersky Lab is withdrawing its competition complaints against Microsoft after the software giant agreed to changes in how anti-virus software is offered in Windows, according Telecompaper. Kaspersky had complained Microsoft was favouring its own security software over rivals, and the company has now agreed to give third-party sellers greater access in the Windows OS. Anti-virus software sellers will receive more information and time before new versions and updates of Windows roll out, so they can make their programmes compatible. They will also be able to display more alerts and notifications to Windows users about renewing their anti-virus products, even before they expire. 
 
When an anti-virus programme expires, Windows will require users to either renew the existing software or choose another provider. Users will no longer be able to ignore the notification to choose a new form of protection when their anti-virus software expires, a situation that often left them with the default option of Windows Defender. 
 
The changes will apply from the next major update, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Kaspersky Lab said it was "absolutely satisfied with the changes" and as a result will withdraw its regulatory complaints against Microsoft.