Our Smart TVs have almost similar functionalities as offered by a laptop. However, there are only few points of differences in it. But, similar to a laptop getting infected with malware your smart TV can also get infected with one. Other than this, there are certain TVs which can get infected to an adware. Hence, to protect your smart TV from getting hacked or infected, you may shield it with the help of an antivirus.
McAfee has taken this situation as an opportunity and partnered with Samsung. Now, the antivirus solution can be found available in Samsung Smart TV. It is available in the smart TVs manufactured in the year 2019 and following.
Why McAfee partnered with Samsung
Samsung always wanted to protect its customers from getting malware on any of its device. And, for this, it has launched Tizen Operating System on its all television sets which are powerful enough to protect the TV. However, instead of improving its operating system, it joined hands with McAfee to provide the ultimate protection.
According to Samsung, McAfee has extended its contract to protect the smart TVs. As a result of this, users will now find McAfee Security for TV technology pre-installed on their sets. As we all know that, Samsung is a leading brand that is known for manufacturing of smart TVs. But now, it has also become the first to pre-install security solution on it.
Steps to activate McAfee on Samsung TV
Since McAfee is pre-installed on your Samsung TV, therefore you do not need to activate it. However, if you are still asked to activate it, you need to contact the TV retailer and ask help for the activation. Once McAfee gets activated on your TV, you may start the scanning procedure. Here’s how to do it:
- Using the remote of your TV, go to the ‘Settings’ menu.
- After this, select the ‘General’ tab.
- Here, you need to click the ‘System Manager’ tab.
- Now, scroll down to find ‘Smart Security’ and click on it.
- From this tab, select ‘Scan’.
- As soon as you click on this option, your TV will start scanning for malware and viruses.
Now, the McAfee pre-installed on your Samsung Smart TV will ultimately scan your TV for the presence of malware and then remove it. Hopefully, you will find this article helpful.
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