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Kaspersky denies faking anti-virus info to thwart rivals

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    Responding to allegations from anonymous ex-employees, security firm Kaspersky Lab has denied planting misleading information in its public virus reports as a way to foil competitors.

    “Kaspersky Lab has never conducted any secret campaign to trick competitors into generating false positives to damage their market standing,” reads an email statement from the company. “Accusations by anonymous, disgruntled ex-employees that Kaspersky Lab, or its CEO, was involved in these incidents are meritless and simply false.”

    On Friday, the Reuters news service ran a report charging that the security company had been deliberately classifying routine system files as malware, possibly causing such files to be flagged or deleted on user machines by competing anti-virus software.

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