Sunday, February 22, 2015

The moral of this story is never buy a Lenovo computer

Slate reports the outrage like this:

"Since at least September, Lenovo has been shipping OEM Windows laptops preloaded with Superfish “adware,” which would rudely inject its own shopping results into your browser when you searched on Google, Amazon, and other websites. This sort of behavior is associated more with spyware than with factory-shipped operating-system installs, and by itself would be a new low for Lenovo. But Superfish is more than just pesky. It’s the most virulent, evil adware you could find."

How bad?  This bad:

"By installing a single self-signed root certificate (trust me: That’s really bad) across all of Lenovo’s affected machines, Superfish intentionally pokes a gigantic hole into your browser security and allows anyone on your Wi-Fi network to hijack your browser silently and collect your bank credentials, passwords, and anything else you might conceivably type there. As Errata Security’s Robert Graham put it, “I can intercept the encrypted communications of SuperFish’s victims (people with Lenovo laptops) while hanging out near them at a cafe wifi hotspot.” If you have a Lenovo laptop that has Superfish on it (try Filippo Valsorda’s Superfish test to see), I would advise nothing short of wiping the entire machine and installing vanilla Windows—not Lenovo’s Windows. Then change all of your passwords."
Simple solution: never buy this company's product.


  1. you know that installing spyhunter and running it , it would eradicate all spyware and adware from your pc preinstalled or otherwise, this program works on scripts that your antivirus software will not find or get, wished i could have told you before you wiped it ,LOL

  2. Lenovo is a Chinese company. Why would anyone expect anything different?

  3. Apple is made in China
    The chips in our smart weapons - made in China

    1. Not the boards, but the component chips certainly are.