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    Well, I watched with my own eyes my BIOS update...

    Well, I watched with my own eyes my BIOS update after returning home. Only reason it didn't do it without my knowing is the BIOS password is installed so it couldn't start until I entered it.

    But...
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    What was said about the UEFI that makes you think...

    What was said about the UEFI that makes you think Im trolling here? If Im missing something Ive be grateful to learn
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    Nope Im serious. Windows keeps updating...

    Nope Im serious.

    Windows keeps updating firmware.

    I installed the recent firmware manually from the site (version 307, release date 1/29/2019). I did this on Feb 1st using EZFlash

    Now I...
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    Does using the intel extreme tuning utility to disable it work for your needs?

    Also, you can disable it in power settings after a small registry change, I think?
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    Done and done. I do wonder what persists...

    Done and done.

    I do wonder what persists through a reflash though....clearly it doesn't wipe the entire flash. UEFI has provisions for persistent anti malware modules for example. And...
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    It's happening again!!!

    Ok, laptop back from RMA today to my office.

    GL703GS

    Fired it up (looks great, previous display artifacts completely gone after the panel was reportedly replaced. And this panel has no...
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    Im more worried about someone using this...

    Im more worried about someone using this capability to inject keyloggers or other spyware into the OS.
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    https://www.techpowerup.com/248827/asus-z390-mothe...

    https://www.techpowerup.com/248827/asus-z390-motherboards-automatically-push-software-into-your-windows-installation


    Whoa....so UEFI can install a virus to your windows installation...as it...
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    https://www.techpowerup.com/248827/asus-z390-mothe...

    https://www.techpowerup.com/248827/asus-z390-motherboards-automatically-push-software-into-your-windows-installation


    Whoa.....scary
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    When the machine gets back in a couple days, I'll...

    When the machine gets back in a couple days, I'll put the EVO970 back in, load up windows and hopefully get the KB number and screenshots of the update history.
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    Justin, I really appreciate your insight. ...

    Justin, I really appreciate your insight.


    The machine is an GL703GS laptop. After having some accounts hacked and noticing a lot of CPU and network usage at idle, I replaced the M.2 drive...
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    It's a G703GS Strix Scar. It gets back from...

    It's a G703GS Strix Scar.

    It gets back from RMA in two days and I'll check the update history again
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    Yup, I did end up finding it in the windows...

    Yup, I did end up finding it in the windows update history.

    Asus also confirmed that Windows can do this, and that it's normal for UEFI updates to be pushed before they're available on the Asus...
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    UEFI clean install

    Hey all,

    After RMAing my laptop twice due to display artifacts and fan behavior, and after detecting some unusual behavior (possibly malware) before switching hard drives, I'm concerned some of...
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    So I contacted Asus support. They informed me...

    So I contacted Asus support. They informed me that Windows Update will install BIOS updates. ..crazy right?

    Also, they confirmed that the 307 version is theirs, but has not been pushed to the...
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    Hey all, Further to my post, the current BIOS...

    Hey all,

    Further to my post, the current BIOS version is now 307
    The support page for my machine GL703GS only lists 305 and 306 for download.
    I downloaded WinFlash which lists 306 (11/14/2018)...
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    BIOS updated by itself...?

    Hey all,

    Trying to understand if there is any way the bios on my 703GS Scar laptop would update itself without prompt.

    I ask because:

    I left my house today for 3 hours, leaving the laptop...
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