07-25-2019, 12:26 AM
Join Date: Jul 2019
Thanks Corday and tristar for your additions to the topic.
I agree completely that the topic heading, needs some clarification, how is this?
“Dell and other suppliers system assistant/ PC Doctor, potential malware vulnerability”
Additionally, it appears not to be related to only Dell systems, but to any other computer manufacturer/supplier, who supplies wholly or partially, “ PC DOCTOR” as part of it’s installed system.
I would also like to amend the paragraphs that refer to an installed intrusion, to read “ a potentially installed intrusion”.
The Dell admission of susceptibility appears to have been added on the 21st of July, and therefore was not available to me on my reading of the original post.
It is clearly evident to me that the much wider susceptibility of other systems to this vulnerability should be identified to your forum members, as these particular programs are operating within the base “root” of the OS and thus, their potential for much greater damage should not be overlooked.
My posted advice was prompted by the reading on topics of advice where the “ advisee” was not prompted to ensure that he or she should make sure before use that the researching *.exe file was the latest “safe” updated file as offered by the system provider.
My apologies to Dell and to any Dell users, within the forum, who may have been put out by my attempt at an “early warning advice”.
I also permit the forum moderators to adjust the wording of the “topic” to better identify the subject matter of the post.