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Originally Posted by joemunky View Post
This, I always advise people to do this with a new pc/laptop

However, they shouldn't have to. Crap-ware is one thing, privacy invasion is another
Companies like Samsung get paid a good chunk of money to have all the crap on those laptops when you buy them. This lowers the price of the laptops (or at least gives the companies some leverage to lower them if needed). I'd rather have the crap on there and save $100 on the laptop and just format it.

But yea....it still sucks.
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post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa View Post
Looks like it was a false positive: http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002133.html
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Originally Posted by JasonCz View Post
Apparently nobody reads the article.....The manufacturer of the software that detected the problem admits it was a false positive and apologized for the problem.

http://www.networkworld.com/newslett...2811sec2.html?
False positive. Nothing to see here. Move along. Update title.
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post #33 of 48
As much as I love Samsung, but how could they have though of anything that stupid?
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This thread should be locked since it was a false positive.
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And thinking Samsung, together with HP and Toshiba was my fav laptop make... Sad
   
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And thinking Samsung, together with HP and Toshiba was my fav laptop make... Sad
Try reading the rest of the thread where this was proved to be a false positive.
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I could see this coming from apple but samsung?
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Originally Posted by Higgins View Post
1. Buy new laptop
2. Reformat said laptop
3. ?????
4. Enjoy zero crap-ware
Yeah but doesn't just install all the same crapware from the install disc that most people get with their machines? Or maybe not... I don't know I've always used an official M$ windows install disc.

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Try reading the rest of the thread where this was proved to be a false positive.
I didn't read the proof but how was it proven? And why was the false positive thrown? Samsung is a bit like google, a grade A company.
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I didn't read the proof but how was it proven? And why was the false positive thrown? Samsung is a bit like google, a grade A company.
It's because there is a folder on the computer that Samsung put there called sl, which just happens to also be the name of a keylogger.
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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
Companies like Samsung get paid a good chunk of money to have all the crap on those laptops when you buy them. This lowers the price of the laptops (or at least gives the companies some leverage to lower them if needed). I'd rather have the crap on there and save $100 on the laptop and just format it.

But yea....it still sucks.
Considering half the laptops that I end up fixing are at the point where the user doesn't want to back everything up so I can reformat them/can't while having the bloatware making everything take an age, I'd gladly pay $250 extra to get rid of the crap from every laptop.

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A Samsung executive personally flew from Newark, N.J., to Burlington, Vt., carrying two unopened boxes containing new R540 laptop computers. These units were immediately put under seal and details recorded for chain-of-custody records. At 17:40, Dr Peter Stephenson, Director of the Norwich University Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics, began the detailed forensic analysis of the disks. We expect results by Monday.
Hey, I have an R540
Granted, I replaced the hard drive for a smaller model as I didn't need 320GB...
    
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