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Flaw in pre-installed software opens Dell computers to remote hijack

Dell computer owners should update the Dell SupportAssist software as soon as possible to close a high-risk remote code execution vulnerability.

What is Dell SupportAssist?

SupportAssist is software that comes pre-installed on most Dell laptops and computers running Windows.

It has administrator-level access to the operating system and uses it to identify issues, run diagnostics, driver-update scans, and install drivers.

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