BeeLink SER6 MAX Out-of-Box Bloatware / Spyware / Malware Review

Posted on Tue 10 October 2023 in windows • Tagged with windows pc hardware

I recently set up a new SER6 and reviewed bloatware / spyware / malware prior to connecting to the internet. There were quite a few posts asking about spyware, and given it's competitive price point, I was also a bit suspicious. I usually do a malware review before connecting any new device to the internet.

What I reviewed

  • running processes and their signatures
  • startup apps (Task Manager formerly msconfig)
  • Installed Services
  • Windows Features Enabled
  • Partition Table Review (for malware)
  • Local user accounts
  • Confirm installed hardware components and brands met specifications.
  • BIOS & Windows 11 Secure Boot, TPM & Enhanced Hardware Security settings (see Questionable …
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