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Windows 7: Dell ships motherboard with malicious code


21 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Sounds like the standard malware+spyware=bloatware to me which comes standard on all OEM machines these days.


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21 Jul 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Sounds like the standard malware+spyware=bloatware to me which comes standard on all OEM machines these days.
My Dell servers never come with software installed on them...the drives are always blank.
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21 Jul 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Looks like you get some free malware with those servers these days LOL!

I was really referring to the OEM non server machines and the endless bloatware they all seem to come with these days, man do I hate when they do that.

I do find it hard to believe that server's don't come with some type of bloatware. Embedding the MB firmware with bloatware seems about right to me since the drives are blank.
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21 Jul 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Another reason for me to get rid of my dell.
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21 Jul 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Oh my Dell is still ok, of course I got it three OP systems ago with XP on it. I use it as my network server these days, works good for that.
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21 Jul 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawkin90 View Post
Another reason for me to get rid of my dell.
Not a very good one though. I think just about every prebuilt with an OS installed computer is going to come with something. Dell is no different.
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21 Jul 2010   #17

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

You rarely hear complaints and issues with Dell servers. Their PC lines, yes, but not often for servers.
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21 Jul 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

ohh man that is gonna hurt DELL....which begs another question... what's going on with these guys?
Their track record is going downhill.
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22 Jul 2010   #19

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Their track record with hardware is indeed going down hill. They seem to be okay with warranty and other services though. To be fair, I have no clue how they treat the typical home customer. My oldest brother came up with a decent name for a recording studio about ten years ago. We never got things off the ground with it, but we have been telling Dell we have a small family owned business by that name. Ever since we can get business computers, which lack all that bloatware and usually have more options to choose from when ordering (like getting XP and not getting an AV pre-installed). The customer support also seems to be superior according to what I hear about them, but have never experienced.

As to the main point of this topic, I'm surprised the fessed up so quick. Seems like they did the right thing in the end by admitting the problem out right. Better than Apple at least.
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22 Jul 2010   #20

 
 

Dell is Hell! I love it......I have had 1 Dell. That should explain it all right there.

Panasonic does not put one bloatware on there computers. The closest piece of software that one would consider bloatware is CompuTrace which runs off the TPm 1.2

It is so nice to get a new computer and have nothing but the OS and a couple of Manufacture specific programs that you want. Plus a pick of whatever OS you want, all the way from XP to Windows 7.
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