How to get rid of Superfish adware on Lenovo computers
“It was discovered that many Lenovo PCs released between September 2014 and January 2015 shipped with an adware application called Superfish.
This application, while annoying, was almost harmless on its own, except for one big problem: it installed a root certificate authority on the computer allowing the software to man-in-the-middle secure traffic to sites like your bank or Facebook.
Lenovo has released instructions — amid backlash — for getting rid of the Superfish adware that was preinstalled on some of the company’s devices.
Step-by-step instructions for removing both the software and the root certificate (widely decried by privacy advocates as a serious security risk on Thursday) can be found here.”
Superfish came preinstalled on some of these models:
G410, G510, G710, G40-70, G50-70, G40-30, G50-30, G40-45, G50-45
U330P, U430P, U330Touch, U430Touch, U530Touch
Y430P, Y40-70, Y50-70
Z40-75, Z50-75, Z40-70, Z50-70
S310, S410, S40-70, S415, S415Touch, S20-30, S20-30Touch
Flex2 14D, Flex2 15D, Flex2 14, Flex2 15, Flex2 14(BTM), Flex2 15(BTM), Flex 10
MIIX2-8, MIIX2-10, MIIX2-11
YOGA2Pro-13, YOGA2-13, YOGA2-11BTM, YOGA2-11HSW
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