Critical BIOS Update alert allegedly from Dell Support Centre, but from an unidentified publisher.

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Critical BIOS Update alert allegedly from Dell Support Centre, but from an unidentified publisher.

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When I started my computer this morning (I am in the UK), I was greeted with an alert, allegedly from Dell Support Centre saying that my laptop needed a critical BIOS Update. When I went through the initial motions of downloading 1525_A16.exe, I found that it came from an unidentified publisher, so I did not run it. Has anyone else had this worrying alert?

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1525 and I am running Vista.

 

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  • Hi fulbrooke and welcome,

     

    If I was you I would ignore this update unless it fixes a specific problem you are having. BIOS updates can be tricky and could potentially cause irreparable damage if done incorrectly.

    I presume THIS is the update you are talking of, since it is only a recommended update, I would leave well enough alone.

    Best to always go by the rule - "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

     

    Smile

    Regards,

  • Dear Red Dawn

    Thank you for taking the trouble to reply and for locating the update which seems after all to be genuine. Seeing that it was a critical BIOS update from an unidentified publisher, I was extremely suspicious to say the least. and in fact I thought it must contain a virus.

    If it weren't such a business getting in touch with Dell now that my warranty has expired, I would give them a piece of my mind.

    Thanks once again

     

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