Lenovo preinstalls adware on new laptops

You might want to pay attention if you just bought a Lenovo laptop recently. Security researchers recently discovered that Lenovo laptop come ship with a software called Superfish Visual Discovery.
Superfish alters your search results to show you different ads than the ones you are supposed to see on your web browser. It also tempers with your computer’s security, allowing anyone on the same WIFI network to spy on that user’s online activities including ibanking transactions, passwords, emails, instant messages etc.
According to Lenovo, only Lenovo laptops sold between September 2014 and January 2015 come preinstalled with Superfish. No Thinkpads were shipped with the software.
If you purchased a Lenovo laptop between middle 2014 till now, it would be advisable for you to check out the Superfish removal instructions from Lenovo.
Lenovo is also working with McAfee and Microsoft to have Superfish software and certificate quarantined or removed.

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