Lenovo “Superfish” controversy – what you need to know

Security researchers recently discovered Superfish Malware presents onto new consumer-grade Lenovo computers sold before January of 2015. When taken out of the box for the first time, the adware gets activated and because it comes pre-installed, Lenovo customers might end up using it inadvertently. Dec 22, 2015 · Microsoft has adjusted its malware objective criteria to prevent adware similar to Superfish from adversely affecting users’ security. On Monday, the Redmond-based tech giant announced the change on its TechNet Threat Research and Response Blog. Nov 24, 2015 · Dell's Laptops are Infected with 'Superfish-Like' pre-installed Malware November 24, 2015 Swati Khandelwal Similar to the Superfish malware that surrounded Lenovo laptops in February, another big computer manufacturer Dell spotted selling PCs and laptops pre-installed with a rogue SSL certificate that could allow attackers: Last week, the internet erupted in anger after discovering Lenovo has been bundling Superfish, a horribly insecure piece of adware, on new machines. Superfish isn't the only program of its Lenovo has just released a tool to remove the Superfish malware from its affected computers. This site offers tools and instructions to remove the Superfish malware from Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera, Safari and Mozilla Firefox browsers. About Lenovo + About Lenovo. Our Company News Investor Relations Feb 20, 2015 · Superfish comes with Lenovo consumer products only and is a technology that helps users find and discover products visually. The technology instantly analyzes images on the web and presents identical and similar product offers that may have lower prices, helping users search for images without knowing exactly what an item is called or how to

Feb 19, 2015 · Apparently many anti-virus programs identify Superfish as malware and will take care of removing it—though not the root certificate—for you. IDG News Service's Lucian Constantin contributed

Feb 24, 2015 · Either way, the more you know the worse it gets. Photo illustration by Slate. Photo courtesy Lenovo. Yes, the Lenovo-Superfish security hole was the biggest tech-customer betrayal in a decade. It Feb 20, 2015 · The controversy of the week is Superfish, which is the name of a marketing company that, amongst other things, produces software called Visual Discovery. such as a website infected with malware.

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in a piece of adware called Superfish that makes your computer vulnerable to all kinds of attacks. Superfish ships preloaded on many Lenovo

Lenovo slipped 'Superfish' malware into laptops