I've searched around online for this question and am getting I wide range of different answers...hoping for some clarity from Acer users.
Yesterday I received a pop up window on my computer stating "App Explorer has been updated to the latest version", a list of "updates", and them a small check box underneath to reset browser search to Bing when you click OK.
I unchecked the Bing box, and did not click OK, but rather excited the window. However the only option was to install updates "later", so I know it will pop up again.
I am SO CONFUSED. I have never heard of this program. I checked my control panel > programs and App Explorer was listed there, but with an installation date of that day. I literally only went on Netflix for an hour that evening so certainly did not accidentally download anything.
Some online searching indicates this is bloatware from software company SweetLabs, however other sources online state it's malware and a browser hijacker. I ran a full scan and it will not detect anything. Frankly I'm scared to use my computer again until I know what to do about this.
Has anyone experienced this before/know if this program is real? I wanted to ask in the Acer forum as online I saw some people state that the App Explorer program had actually come pre-installed on their Acer laptops.
Some users online stated they clicked OK (but unchecked the Bing box) and nothing bad happened...but I'm afraid if I accept the "update" it's going to do something to my computer.