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Lenovo urges users to remove its own crapware asap (others also impacted)

Posted on Friday, June 03 2016 @ 12:36:48 CEST by

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Lenovo is urging users of its computers to delete its bloatware as soon as possible as security researchers from Duo Security found a security flaws in the software that Lenovo preinstalls on its PCs and laptops.
Lenovo said in a security advisory that the best version of the problematic Lenovo Accelerator Application software is a deleted version.

"The Lenovo Accelerator Application is used to speed up the launch of Lenovo applications and was installed in some notebook and desktop systems preloaded with Windows 10," the firm said.

"Lenovo recommends customers uninstall Lenovo Accelerator Application by going to the ‘Apps and Features' application in Windows 10, selecting Lenovo Accelerator Application and clicking on ‘Uninstall'."
Furthermore, Duo Security also found dangerous flaws in the bloatware from Dell, HP, ASUS and Acer. Several of these bugs enable hackers to execute arbitrary code on your PC and other flaws allow local privilege escalation. Full details The Inquirer.



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