Samsung Asks QLED TV Owners to Run a Virus Scan

Last but not least, Samsung's Smart TVs also come with a "security solution based on chip architecture which is created to prevent data from being leaked by separating the physical space in the hardware for the core software to operate in".

Smart Samsung TVs should be scanned for malware infections every few weeks using the built-in Smart Security solution that is created to inspect the TVs and all connected storage devices for viruses. But by doing so, you're also taking a risk, as your TV might get infected with malware. The company's official support account on Twitter today put out a little notice showing everyone how you can run an anti-virus scan on your TV, because it's 2019 and this is something we have to all actively think about now. It is unclear what prompted the tweet or why the process seems to be opt-in as opposed to the operating system automatically scanning for viruses in the background. As you might expect the video, which had been "posted for customers' education", alarmed some owners, and was deleted shortly afterwards. Once there, scroll down to "system manager", click on the tab labeled "smart security" and then "scan".

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At this moment, it's not clear if Samsung is adding the feature to all their old Smart TVs as well. It takes longer to trigger the scan than it does to perform one.

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