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Samsung is loading McAfee antivirus software on smart TVs


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Samsung is adding bloatware to its 2019 TVs because McAfee is paying them to do so. There is arguably no reason for Samsung to offer third-party antivirus software for an operating system that is developed in-house.

https://www.techspot.com/news/78967-samsung-loading-mcafee-antivirus-software-smart-tvs.html

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wasn't Samsung TV's the ones with the issue a few years ago where the in-built mic or camera was able to be hacked and remotely accessed? :ph34r:

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McAfee (whitelabelled) has also been on Samsung phones since the S7 series. Despite the negative reaction in the comments section of that article from folks who may be less than overjoyed with having McAfee preloaded on their PCs, if they take the same approach with the TVs as with the phones it is likely that no-one will notice that it is even on there.

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21 hours ago, Dave CCleaner said:

 if they take the same approach with the TVs as with the phones it is likely that no-one will notice that it is even on there.

That seems to be Piriforms approach also.

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