superfish-220x169So Just found out about his earlier today. I personally owned a few Lenovo computers in the past and found myself getting rid of them. Selling to someone else or returning them to the store. They aren’t vary good and cheaply made. But I guess you get what you pay for tho. But after reading about the Superfish Software and what it does, this explains so much now on what was wrong with the computers. Yet another reason to never buy from this company again. I have added a link to download the tools to remove said Superfish program (http://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkvantage_en/metroapps/SuperFishRemovalTool/1.0.2.0/Lenovo.SuperFishRemovalTool.exe). If you wish to check it out before downloading I highly recommend it. Can never be to safe!

Superfish is a piece of software that Lenovo has admitted to pre-installing on many of its laptops to “enhance the shopping experience” of its users. However, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team calls Superfish a “man-in-the-middle attack” because of how it “intercepts users’ web traffic to provide targeted advertisements.” Superfish snoops in on your web browsing and secretly slips ads into webpages. But the really dangerous part is that it’s pre-installed with root certificate authority, which allows it to impersonate any server’s security certificate.

If this certificate is compromised by hackers, you could be tricked into logging in to a fake website and giving hackers your password. Because of Superfish, any of your accounts—including encrypted bank accounts—could be easily compromised. Superfish has been pre-installed by Lenovo. Therefore, restoring your computer to factory condition from either a backup partition or a backup DVD will not solve the problem if Superfish is also part of your backup. Superfish would only be reinstalled, too. So if you ever use a backup to restore your system, you may need to again remove Superfish and its root security certificate from your system.

To remove the Superfish program and its certificate from your computer, use this free tool from Lenovo: (Link)

According to Lenovo, Superfish may have been pre-installed on the following models: (Source: Lenovo)

E Series: E10-30

G Series: G410, G510, G710, G40-70, G50-70, G40-30, G50-30, G40-45, G50-45, G40-80

S Series: S310, S410, S40-70, S415, S415Touch, S435, S20-30, S20-30Touch

U Series: U330P, U430P, U330Touch, U430Touch, U530Touch

Y Series: Y430P, Y40-70, Y50-70, Y40-80, Y70-70

Z Series: Z40-75, Z50-75, Z40-70, Z50-70, Z70-80

Edge Series: Edge 15

Flex Series: Flex2 14D, Flex2 15D, Flex2 14, Flex2 15, Flex2 Pro, Flex 10

MIIX Series: MIIX2-8, MIIX2-10, MIIX2-11, MIIX 3 1030

YOGA Series: YOGA2Pro-13, YOGA2-13, YOGA2-11, YOGA3 Pro

Just thought I’d pass a long the information 🙂

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