Earlier this week, a Microsoft security researcher wrote a scathing account of how Samsung’s SW Update tool (installed by default on all Samsung PCs) is disabling Windows Update, potentially leaving millions of computers vulnerable to critical security flaws. Thankfully, Samsung’s crack bloatware programmers have seen the light, and are pushing an update.
Samsung provided the following statement to Gizmodo, confirming the update:
“Samsung has a commitment to security and we continue to value our partnership with Microsoft. We will be issuing a patch through the Samsung Software Update notification process to revert back to the recommended automatic Windows Update settings within a few days.”
An apology (or admission that breaking Windows Update in the first place was a really dick move) would have been nice, but we’ll take our functioning Windows Updates in either case. If you’re using a Samsung PC and haven’t uninstalled SW Update yet, keep your eyes peeled for an update in the next few days.