Samsung Promises Software Patch To Unblock Windows Updates ‘Within A Few Days'
We reported earlier this week that Samsung had pulled a page from Lenovo's book by installingn crapware to customer PCs, and as you'd suspect, consumers were none-too-pleased. Making matters worse, words out of Samsung made it sound like the company didn't even consider it to be a big deal.
However, it seems that the company has had a change of heart, as it's now decided to roll out an update to its SW Update tool that will restore Windows Updates' default settings.
In a statement to VentureBeat, Samsung began with an ironic "Samsung has a commitment to security" and continued with "and we continue to value our partnership with Microsoft". The company continued, stating, "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."
By re-enabling Windows Update, Samsung is opening the door for the possibility of a driver in WU overwriting an installed one -- the entire reason it had disabled it in the first place. However, it does seem rather unlikely that that would actually happen -- everyone else uses Windows Update on their notebooks without issue, after all.
It's hard to congratulate a company for fixing such an absurd bug, but at least Samsung is taking swift action in correcting the issue.