We understand that periodically scanning our PCs for viruses and other malware comes with the territory. To a lesser extent, this can be true of smartphones and tablets, particularly if you venture away from reputable store fronts to grab your apps. But have we really reached a point where we must also scan our TVs?
"Scanning your computer for malware viruses is important to keep it running smoothly. This is also true for your QLED TV if it's connected to Wi-Fi! Prevent malicious software attacks on your TV by scanning for viruses on your TV every few weeks," Samsung stated.
We get, the bad guys are relentless when it comes to launching malware attacks. But whether Samsung likes it or not, having to scan a TV every few weeks is a major annoyance, and one that did not exist before the advent of smart features.
As some users pointed out in response to the tweet, this is something that Samsung's TVs should perform automatically, if needed. Instead, users have to go into the TV's settings to launch the baked-in security software.
"To add an even further, dual-layer of protection, Samsung also recently introduced the enhanced security application 'McAfee Security for TV' to its Smart TVs which once activated monitors for malicious software," Samsung states.
If you own one of Samsung's QLED smart TVs and want to follow the company's advice, you can initiate a scan by heading into Options > General > System Manager > Smart Security and then pressing Scan.