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Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Hackers, Lenovo | 0 comments

What is Superfish?  How To Remove and Uninstall?

What is Superfish? How To Remove and Uninstall?

Superfish is a pre-installed adware that Lenovo installed on laptop computers over the past two years. Superfish (Superfish Visual Discovery) is a security flaw that
could reveal users shopping, credit card information, personal data, email, and other
online activity. Superfish image algorithm might not be the security risk. The
software that Superfish used from other companies can eavesdrop when internet users
visit secure or encrypted websites. The software replaces the encrypted code on
websites with its own. Homeland Security issued an alert that Lenovo customers
should remove Superfish due to hacking dangers.

Microsoft Windows Defender has removed Superfish certificate entirely in hopes to
prevent Superfish from running on Windows. Although this is not a guarantee it
will help those who were not aware of Superfish or how to remove it. Hopefully
Firefox will follow suit because the certificate is still in place on Firefox.

last passClick LastPass to access the LastPass tool to see if you have Superfish installed on your computer. The LastPass website will tell you if your computer is Safe or Affected. If your computer is Affected you will be provided instructions on how to remove and uninstall.

Lenovo released the following statement: “In reality, we had customer complaints about the software. We acted swiftly and decisively once these concerns began to be raised. We apologize for causing any concern to any users for any reason.

Lenovo also stated “To be clear: Lenovo never installed this software on any ThinkPad notebooks, nor any desktops, tablets, smartphones or servers.

Lenovo also stated that Superfish may have appeared on these models:
G Series: G410, G510, G710, G40-70, G50-70, G40-30, G50-30, G40-45, G50-45, G40-80
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
S Series: S310, S410, S40-70, S415, S415Touch, S435, S20-30, S20-30Touch
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
E Series: E10-30

Click Here for Lenovo instructions to uninstall Superfish.

Click Here for Lenovo entire statement