Energizer USB Battery pulled off market because of threat

by Gareth Mankoo

Energizer has pulled-off their Duo Charger/USB Charger from the shelves because the application that supported it threw up security warnings on Windows based systems. With these batteries users could charge nickel metal hydrate batteries from a wall socket or a USB connection. The software had to be downloaded from the Energizer site and allowed the user to view the charging status from a computer.

However if you’ve already installed the software and come across the problem then simply uninstalling the application will not get rid of the vulnerability. A file called Arucer.dll will be left behind in the Windows system32 folder. It’s recommended to get rid of it thought it’s dormant.

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