Dell earlier this week announced that it was notified of a security flaw linked to a certificate that it installed on computer systems starting on Aug. 18. The eDellroot certificate was installed by Dell Foundation Services application as a means to help users more easily perform maintenance and service tasks on their computers, the company said. The certificate is not malware or adware, according to Dell. Rather, it was provided with a download designed to provide a system service tag to Dell online support.