Lenovo responds on the case Superfish here is how to check and remove the presence of adware
Lenovo responds officially on the case Superfish, adware pre-installed on the systems of the company are able to compromise the security of user data. The page will also signal a tool to check the activities of the add-on, and the official procedure to remove every instance of malware from the system.
Lenovo has disclosed an official response on the a delicate case Superfish. The company emphasizes the positive intent in the installation of the software, and it shows more than ready to respond to complaints from customers on the operation extremely invasive of adware that, although not loomed the user, drew freely from the private data session’s safe browsing auto-configure as ” Root Certificate Authority ” on Windows.
” Just with the goal of improving the user experience, we had pre-installed third-party software, Superfish, in some of our consumer notebooks, ” writes the company in the response made available publicly. ” We felt that he could improve the online shopping experience to our customers, as predicted by Superfish “. We must also consider that Superfish is one of the US companies to higher growth, certainly not a small and obscure startup of the web.
Lenovo also keen to point out that Superfish is harmless since last January on computer owners, and always in the same month the company has ceased to pre-load it on new PCs for sale: ” We have stopped pre-load this software from the month of January. We closed the connections to the server that gave access to the software, and we are providing online resources to help users remove it. ” The company is also working with Superfish and other commercial entities to prevent the onset of problems in the future.
The same manufacturer provides detailed information on the activities ” man-in-the-middle ” of Superfish declaring them at high-risk potential, offering a quick guide to completely eliminate the presence of adware on your system after uninstalling the package. Lenovo also specifies that Superfish has never been pre-loaded on the computers of the series ThinkPad, or on desktops and smartphones of the company, and has never been installed of course even on systems for enterprise.
” By the end of this month, we will announce a plan to help Lenovo and throughout the industry to advance the knowledge, understanding and attention to all matters concerning adware, pre-installation and safety, ” said Lenovo promising to improve the experience of ‘use of its products by consulting parner and experts in the field.
Lenovo has released a list of the computers on which you can find Superfish pre-installed natively, which is shown below. Plus we announce this web page in which check for Superfish on your system, with a test to run on all browsers installed and used regularly. If the outcome is disastrous, you must follow the guidance of Lenovo which we reported recently on this same page.
- G Series: G410, G510, G710, G40-70, G50-70, G40-30, G50-30, G40-45, G50-45
- U Series: U330P, U430P, U330Touch, U430Touch, U530Touch
- Y Series: Y430P, Y40-70, Y50-70
- Z Series: Z40-75, Z50-75, Z40-70, Z50-70
- S Series: S310, S410, S40-70, S415, S415Touch, S20-30, S20-30Touch
- Flex Series: Flex2 14D, Flex2 15D, Flex2 14, Flex2 15, Flex2 14(BTM), Flex2 15(BTM), Flex 10
- MIIX Series: MIIX2-8, MIIX2-10, MIIX2-11
- YOGA Series: YOGA2Pro-13, YOGA2-13, YOGA2-11BTM, YOGA2-11HSW
- E Series: E10-30