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    I agree it is bloatware I have it turned off in bios I don't install 98% of Asus programs as I have had issues with them in the past and I don't allow much on my game rig. I did find this today.... Update - ASUS has confirmed that released a fixed version of their Live Update tool and has “implemented an enhanced end-to-end encryption mechanism” to “strengthened [their] server-to-end user software architecture”. This should prevent any similar attacks from happening in the future.

    ASUS has also stated that this attack was designed to "target a very small and specific user group", which means that most users of ASUS PCs should be unaffected by the attack. Users who are concerned about their PCs should download and run ASUS' security diagnostic tool, which will check to see if their PC has been impacted by a ShadowHammer-infected version of their Live Update tool.

    source.... https://www.overclock3d.net/news/sof...into_systems/1

    Edit I guess this link is just for Asus laptop not on Armory crate :/
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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array MrAgapiGC PC Specs
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    I do not belive is the crate. The crate is just a interface that is connected to the asus webpage from the board. that is it. nothing different. I used it and files are pull down from there.

    So i not the crate. The live update app also works the same. just with out the nice interface with a nice app and news, that are the same as you enter the asus rog website. I am not concern with that.

    regarding the test tool ONLY apply to asus machine. Mine is not. (even that all my gear is asus) so apply ONLY for laptops.

    I have check the live update for my AI suite. version 36. Or is broken as always. or is doing anything as always. At least is a update direct but if there is, i can not find it.

    As read only 600 computer where target of the bunch.
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    It's blatant rootkit level malware in the bios. Mine gets disabled on every boot and they should have the balls to do it to, or remove it all together. Let the user decide if they want to use it, not push that crap through bios. A new system builder would freak out not knowing about this in the bios, and on a fresh windows install be like "WTF where did this come from, new system"

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    If ShadowHammer breeds with Spectre we're in for it...

    Whatever the damage...it's still not as bad as Corsair link or AI Suite

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ch3vr0n View Post
    It's blatant rootkit level malware in the bios. Mine gets disabled on every boot and they should have the balls to do it to, or remove it all together. Let the user decide if they want to use it, not push that crap through bios. A new system builder would freak out not knowing about this in the bios, and on a fresh windows install be like "WTF where did this come from, new system"
    Fully when I first seen this in my windows I was all wtf is this crap and googled its name on another PC . I cant stand junk programs for a scrub on a PC like this . I don't install all the Asus programs as I don't use it after I got conflict from programs to come with my ROG MB's years ago . Bottom line for me I control my PCs they don't control me more so since win10 as the industry tries so very hard to turn a PC into a console .
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    Havent used it and disabled from bios

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ch3vr0n View Post
    It's blatant rootkit level malware in the bios. Mine gets disabled on every boot and they should have the balls to do it to, or remove it all together. Let the user decide if they want to use it, not push that crap through bios. A new system builder would freak out not knowing about this in the bios, and on a fresh windows install be like "WTF where did this come from, new system"

    You can disable the armory crate in the UEFI. No need to disable each boot.


    The hack only affected Live Update.....the note book updater. Not EZ Update nor the crate. For those paranoid, just run the asus or Kaspersky tool.

    The Crate is a terrible idea. I said this before. It is a well meaning feature that introduces a huge security concern. It is the first thing I disable before the OS goes in. ShadowHammer only uses the Live Update notebook app...but next time we may not be so lucky. Asus needs to do away with a UEFI level rootkit.

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    MB Bios its under tools to disable it to help anyone who wants to turn it off and cant find it.
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