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HOLY CRAP

http://www.networkworld.com/newslett...32811sec2.html

I literally just bought a new Samsung r540, guess its going back to newegg

Scary


UPDATE

Laptop has the SL directories and all affected files from the writeup
KEYLOGGER INSTALLED

UPDATE:

I cannot find the listed processes nor DLL's, Samsung has said this is a misunderstanding and false positive.
Edited by q6600nut - 3/31/11 at 6:05am
    
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Just do a clean install so you get rid of ALL that pre-installed crap..
No use sending back an otherwise perfectly fine lappy, me thinks
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Are you unwilling/unable to run a decent AV scan or is this a principle thing?

If you're paranoid, reformat and install an OS that didn't come bundled with the computer.
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A clean install of THEIR supplied OS disc?

Thats where the keylogger came from...and reinstalling your own OS also voids waranty
    
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What should I scan with? I'll tell you guys real quick if that story is legit, UPS literally dropped off my samsung laptop 20 minutes ago.
    
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As stated above, if you're that worried you have two options.

1. Send it back.

2. Reinstall the OS with a different CD rather than the one that came with the computer. As long as it's the same OS, the product key should work absolutely fine.
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Also the article's logic is a bit flimsy... ONE guy found a keylogger on ONE computer? How does he know that somebody in the supply chain between him and samsung didn't do it?
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post #8 of 100
You bought a computer and there is a keylogger on it? NO way?!

Pics or no proof!
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Like I said guys, I have a brand new samsung laptop sitting on my desk. We can put this rumor to bed real quick or prove it.

Here is what was supposedly found by the author of that article

he scan found two instances of a commercial keylogger called StarLogger installed on the brand new laptop. Files associated with the keylogger were found in a c:\\windows\\SL directory.
    
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Edit: Didn't fully read article.
Edited by pjBSOD - 3/30/11 at 12:06pm
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