Keylogger Scare on Samsung Laptops

Posted by on March 31, 2011 at 10:35 am

Holy crap there was reports yesterday that Samsung laptops were shipping with keyloggers in them after Network World posted this story. There results were from scanning their laptop using VIPRE Antivirus which resulted in a screen like the above. 

Well after some digging F-Secure found out that VIPRE was just looking for folders or extensions called “SL” and that was throwing the alarm. Apparently Starlogger uses that extension and VIPRE has an aggressive scan which looks for stuff like that. From what VIPRE said that scan is rarely used and any results should be put under a peer review to make sure they’re not false positives.

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