Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says

June 17, 2019 - 140 views

Samsung has advised owners of its latest TVs to run regular virus scans.

A how-to video on the Samsung Support USA Twitter account demonstrates the more than a dozen remote-control button presses required to access the sub-menu needed to activate the check.

It suggested users should carry out the process "every few weeks" to "prevent malicious software attacks".

The suggestion surprised cyber-security specialists, who said the public would be unlikely to go to the trouble.

BBC News asked Samsung whether any specific threat had prompted the warning.

Credit: Twitter @SamsungSupport

The company responded that it had been "posted for customers' education".

However, it also deleted the post at about the same time. The 19-second v


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