Samsung may have made a pretty worse case about owning a Smart TV.
The company's US twitter support account shared a video this week with a tutorial on how users can users can scan their smart TVs for viruses without specifying why or why the process isn't automated unless manually triggered. The tweet didn't last for long and was shortly deleted after upload but this is the internet and the tweet had been shared by a lot of concerned users. The original text from the tweet is below
Scanning your computer for malware viruses is important to keep it running smoothly. This also is true for your QLED TV if it's connected to Wi-Fi! Prevent malicious software attacks on your TV by scanning for viruses on your TV every few weeks. Here's how ?? pic.twitter.com/7hWUfJwy1K
— Samsung Support USA (@SamsungSupport) June 17, 2019
On being asked why, the account replied on Twitter
Hello Leo! Thanks for reaching out to us! The video was posted for customer's education and to have it as a troubleshooting step. Let us know if you have any other questions! ^Lucy— Samsung Support USA (@SamsungSupport) June 17, 2019
Like any device that connects to the Internet, it's susceptible to attacks, and if you're concerned about your TV catching something, then you can do the scan by going to"settings" then "general." When you're in that menu -> system manager -> smart security scan. The built anti-virus software, yes there's one, will scan your TV. This setting applies to all smart TV's.