Security reseachers: update-software from Asus, Acer, Dell, Lenovo and HP contain many security issues

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: Security reseachers: update-software from Asus, Acer, Dell, Lenovo and HP contain many security issues[newsimage]http://www.myce.com/wp-content/images_posts/2016/05/OEM-vendor-issues-95x75.png[/newsimage]

The update-software that Asus, Acer, Dell, Lenovo and HP install on their customer’s computers by default often contain all kinds of vulnerabilities that allow cybercriminals to infect them with malware of take over control.

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#2

And then there’s Lenovo: if you think there software is a bit fishy, you’re wrong. After all, it’s more than a bit fish. If anything, it’s super fishy.

In any case, these updaters are useless anyway, since, in my experience, there are hardly ever any updates available to download. So yes, I would get rid of these updaters if only to save some disk space.


#3

My clear advice is to uninstall any and all software from any OEM (Dell/HP/ASUS/Lenovo and others) as well as all 3rd-party trial they bundle with the hardware. In addition, uninstall any full version program you do not need…

I’ll give you one single reason apart from what is described in the article:
You would want to have the processing power consumed for your own use :flower:

Personally I always wipe the HD/SSD and start off by booting from an official installation media, but I understand that this ultimate option to clear the mud is not available to everyone…