1. WindowsCentral.com's Avatar

    In what is yet another case of a manufacturer making things harder than they need to be, Samsung is pushing customers to use its own utility in favor of Windows Update to keep their laptops updated.
    All Samsung laptops come with a tool called SW Updater that checks for any updates to bloatware that comes pre-installed, along with driver and software updates. While such utilities are available from most vendors, what's unique about Samsung's SW Updater is that it was found to disable Windows Update, preventing Microsoft's default updater tool from finding new updates.

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    06-24-2015 04:00 AM
  2. ajayden's Avatar
    Well, not much of a concern as Samsung laptops do not have high market share.
    Posted on Lumia 1520 via Taptalk
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-24-2015 04:33 AM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It sounds exactly like Samsung's bloatware on Android devices.

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk
    06-24-2015 05:06 AM
  4. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Samsung was (and possibly still is) the dominant player in mobile. It wants all the power for itself. Just you wait, there'll be Samsung AV that will be a deep rootkit that disables every other antivirus/antispyware software in favour of their own.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-24-2015 05:12 AM
  5. LockOnTech's Avatar
    Samsung was (and possibly still is) the dominant player in mobile. It wants all the power for itself. Just you wait, there'll be Samsung AV that will be a deep rootkit that disables every other antivirus/antispyware software in favour of their own.
    The bigger they are, the harder they will fall... Eventually.
    06-24-2015 10:07 PM

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