Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with pre-installed software for “anti-malware protection”

Samsung Galaxy S10 comes with pre-installed software for “anti-malware protection”
Samsung and McAfee have a long-standing partnership, as the latter provides Galaxy smartphones with software that protects them against security threats. For the fifth year in a row, Samsung announced it has decided to include McAfee software on its flagship smartphones, in this case, the Galaxy S10.

As part of the collaboration between the two companies, all Galaxy S10 models come with pre-installed software for “anti-malware protection.” On top of that, McAfee added Samsung Secure Wi-Fi service, for which the company provides the backend infrastructure.

However, McAfee mentions that secure Wi-Fi is provided in the United States only for T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular customers. Samsung Galaxy S10 owners in Europe will benefit from this service as well but only in selected markets. The South Korean giant will offer 250MB of monthly data volume at no cost, but customers will have the option to purchase unlimited daily or monthly bandwidth.

For the first time ever, Samsung announced that its partnership with McAfee will be expanded to smart TVs, PCs and laptops, which will be protected by similar software that will come pre-installed on its products.

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10 Comments

1. alanrock

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

good...thepiratebay gives me headache lately.

8. umaru-chan

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

McAfee is the malware and its a proven thing. McAfee is the wrost. No matter how much they want to sugarcoat this thing people with little knowledge know it is bad. What happen to legendary security weapon "Knox"? Didn't Samsung fanboys always gloating about its "enterprise mobile security solution?" Is Knox not good enough? Samsung got really greedy and accept McAfee money to preinsall this malware. Only brain dead Samsung fanboy will defend this decision.

9. pixel_ftw

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 19, 2017

McAfee is the worst. Can't believe Samsung is pulling this crap.

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1645; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

people might not like it but i personally think that its a good thing. since the phone has a crypto wallet and so much hacking can be done via public wifi, if people find a way to hack into the phone and steal your crypto currency samsung would get the blame. sure it's not for everyone but no-one can be safe since everything can get hacked these days.

3. alligator

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 09, 2016

Great, another app which will drain your batteries. Hopefully it can be disabled as it is in the current Samsung phones.

4. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Well, now people can download "FREE FLASHLIGHT RACING CAR GO GO DELUXE DATA CLEANER" from virus.ru without worrying about malware.

5. matistight

Posts: 927; Member since: May 13, 2009

Exactly, let the unintelligent learn their lessons that an app won't make their phones faster or give them better battery life. I mean come on, McAfee??? Doesn't anyone ever do research on "anti-virus" apps? It's almost all bs

7. drunkenjay

Posts: 1645; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

6. torr310

Posts: 1625; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

They should remove a lot of unwanted apps first....

10. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Can it be removed or disabled ?

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