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LG screen software leaves PCs open to malware

LG screen software leaves PCs open to malware

LG screen software leaves PCs open to malware

LG screen software leaves PCs open to malware

 

LG's Split screen utility for Windows based PC has unknowingly disabled Windows UAC, making countless PCs more susceptible to malware and hackers.   

Windows UAC is designed to inform PC users when any software or application is going to make any changes to your PC, meaning that nothing is being done to your system without the user knowing. The LG user who discovered this, and made a video highlighting the issue below, has accused LG of programming Split Screen to disable the function so that the application can work without restrictions.

 

LG screen software leaves PCs open to malware  

In effect LG has given any user of their display utilities full administrator privileges, whether they want them or not and leaves them unprotected by Windows UAC in the process.

LG have said that they are aware of the problem and have made the below statement to engadget;

 

 "We have been made aware of the problem and will look into this immediately. We appreciate Mr. Bachner bringing this to our attention and expect to have a response shortly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused."

 

 

Hopefully LG can fix this issue quickly, as nobody wants their PC to remain unprotected. We recommend that anybody using a LG display Utility at this time uninstalls the program as soon as possible. 

 

You can join the discussion on LG's Display utility leaving PCs unprotected on the OC3D Forums.

 

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Most Recent Comments

10-04-2015, 14:41:28

yassarikhan786
Where the heck was the quality control? I bet they knew about the problem from the get go and swept it under the rug thinking no one would find out or care.Quote

10-04-2015, 15:03:20

xnax2802
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Originally Posted by yassarikhan786 View Post
Where the heck was the quality control? I bet they knew about the problem from the get go and swept it under the rug thinking no one would find out or care.
I think you're spot on. Large companies tend to prioritize getting a product out, rather than getting a finished product out. The whole moneygrab mentality n' all...Quote

10-04-2015, 16:33:03

BigDaddyKong
How many users don't already have UAC disabled?Quote

10-04-2015, 17:44:17

Dark NighT
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Originally Posted by Kong View Post
How many users don't already have UAC disabled?
I always have it on, it doesn't annoy me and keeps things in check in the background.Quote

10-04-2015, 17:58:18

yassarikhan786
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Originally Posted by Kong View Post
How many users don't already have UAC disabled?
You can never be too safe. How would you know if something malicious is happening in the background? Anti-virus/Anti-malware can only do so much.Quote
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