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EFI/CompuTrace.A on ASUS and acer


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Hi there, my first pc is under technical repair in a computer shop, but I'd like to share the malwares I've found on the pc with a different software that can't remove it anyway. EFI/CompuTrace.A has been found on both laptops and the ASUS company has answered me they don't put it by factory in their pcs like my type. Is there a way to remove this PUP or malware? I've realized I have to install manually some windows updates that seem installed but actually aren't finding the differences between installed packages in update history and those installed in windows functions tab. This alternative software says the problem is in BCD and BCD.log that are linked to Secure Boot. Can this info be usefull to Malwarebytes to detect this type of PUP/malware?

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This isnt really malware. This is built into the UEFI bios/ efi partition and allows the capability if you had computrace installed to track down your laptop if it was ever stolen. It could be misused but i have never seen it misused in the wild. It was most likely installed by the factory unless this is a secondhand laptop and some corporation owned it and installed computrace. Personally i would have the shop leave it as if its not turned on in the bios then its disabled. 

 

 

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