February 21, 2015 at 9:29 am #4532
It was shocking and an upsetting news for Lenovo Customers and Fans. One of the popular PC, Laptops and Hardware manufacturer in Industry was installing adwares to serve advertisement to laptop users without their consent and awareness. Lenovo pre-installed adware program called Superfish for several years in new laptops sold to customers globally. Now they released superfish adware removal tool officially to help their users remove that strange application from users computer.
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They also gave some instructions to manually remove superfish adware from users laptop. Superfish serves advertisements in browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer without users permission after studying users computer activity. To prevent the advertisements being blocked by Antivirus or Internet Security softwares installed in users laptop, Superfish installs security certificate and validates it as well.
So technically, they don’t just serve ads, they also monitor users activity as a spyware and may put the users banking transactions in risk. That is when Lenovo publicly apologized and released superfish malware removal tool for download.
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 users using Lenovo laptops are advised to download this removal tool and run it in their computer to remove superfish.
Windows Defender Update
If you are using Windows Defender in your PC, then go to update section and run the update service to download an update. They also released a patch that addresses Superfish malware problem for Windows 7, Windows 8 users. You can Download Windows Defender from this official website.
Also, if you are running Kaspersky Antivirus or Bitdefender Antivirus Plus and other security softwares, just run an update to receive fix from their respective antivirus company servers to address this adware issue. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share a word about this post with your friends and followers to help more people. Have a wonderful day.