Warning Issued For Millions Of Microsoft Windows 10 Users - PC-Doctor Toolbox (which it rebrands as part of ‘SupportAssist’) was pre-installed on “most” of them
Picked up by Gizmodo, acclaimed Californian security company SafeBreach has revealed that software pre-installed on PCs has left “millions” of users exposed to hackers. Moreover, that estimate is conservative with the number realistically set to be hundreds of millions.
The flaw lies in PC-Doctor Toolbox, systems analysis software which is rebadged and pre-installed on PCs made by some of the world’s biggest computer retailers, including Dell, its Alienware gaming brand, Staples and Corsair. What makes it so dangerous is PC-makers give Toolbox high-permission level access to all your computer’s hardware and software so it can be monitored.
Which is why bundled junkware should really not be pre-installed on computers. Nothing beats selecting the best software you need and paying for it (or sourcing open source from a trusted source). For my computers, I buy them barebones, install my own blank hard drives, and install clean Arch Linux or Linux Mint, and then add just the applications I need and trust.
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Millions of Windows 10 users have been exposed to a severe problem they are unlikely to know exists...
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