Kaspersky updating source
, founder Eugene Kaspersky has acknowledged that his company's antivirus software has copied files that weren't marked as direct threats.
In one example, the program removed Gray Fish, a tool meant to corrupt Windows' startup sequence.
"We need to re-establish trust in relationships between companies, governments and citizens.
“We appreciate the feedback and continued dialogue with our partners, and are pleased to have found common ground with Kaspersky Lab on the complaints raised in Russia and Europe,” says Lefferts.We've nothing to hide." Industry reaction has been mixed.Javvad Malik, security advocate at Alien Vault, said: "Following the allegations against Kaspersky, the company needs to restore public trust and this is a good way to go about rebuilding that trust.sources also claim that Kaspersky's software once grabbed the photo of a suspected hacker from their computer, although the CEO didn't confirm this.He declined to talk about too many specific instances out of concern that it might help hackers cover their tracks.
Microsoft says it will allow anti-virus apps to “use their own alerts and notifications to renew antivirus products before and after they have expired.” Microsoft is also changing the way Windows 10 informs users when an antivirus application has expired.