February 19, 2015 at 4:56 am #4521
An Adware named “Superfish” installed by Lenovo on new windows laptops as per the sources. The adware targets Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer to serve advertisements pushed by Lenovo servers. The community administrator of Lenovo confirmed the news and said that the adware will be temporarily removed from laptops as many complained about popup ads and unwanted system behavior overall.
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Update: Lenovo has released a removal tool to uninstall superfish adware from their laptops. You can download superfish removal tool from official website address.
Though the company claims the adware helps users to find the products they want visually, it is still and unauthorized and unwanted software installation for people who purchase their product. The adware also installs self-signed certificate authority which allows the adware to snoop on secure connections, like banking and other passwords, credit card involved website transaction.
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