05-28-2010 04:38 PM
Yeah, I first noticed this obscenity during a presentation to a prospective client. Mark's apologized and everything, but, I mean... WHAT COULD YOU PEOPLE HAVE BEEN THINKING???
I love my SL410, and it works great. I had disabled MCP at first because it seemed ... creepy. But then, I succumbed to it's FUD about how I needed it to get important info from Lenovo about my brand new, business-critical laptop.
And then it pants'ed me in front of my partners and a prospective client. We lost the client; maybe we would've anyway, who knows. Lenovo, I'm pretty sure, lost the chance to sell a laptop to anybody else in that room.
So, you made a sucker out of me. I'll have a hard time forgetting that.
06-02-2010 10:32 AM
I followed the removal instructions and removed MCP from my SL410 (2842FU, Win7-AMD64 Pro) about a week ago.
I got another Spamverstising pop-up yesterday. Sort of a whole new spin on "viral marketing" - marketing using bloatware that behaves like a virus! Stroke of genius. (That's sarcasm, BTW)
Do I need to remove the entire ThinkVantage toolbox? Or what?
This is urgent. I have a customer presenation to give tomorrow. Spamvertisements in the middle of a demo are bad for Lenovo and, more importantly, they're bad for me.
06-07-2010 11:50 AM
08-06-2010 10:12 AM
I picked up my machine to run audio editing and DJ software. I heard Lenovo's were built well and prefer the matte black look and appreciate the value vs an apple product, which is more commonly used for this purpose.
However, it was a mistake.
I can't run audio from a machine with random noisy pop-ups ruining my tracks and I'm not enough of a computer whiz to figure out how to remove them. My ASIO driver setup won't "stick" as well, but that could be an MS issue.
Lenovo, you have failed.
12-28-2012 10:23 PM
My wife and I have relatively new Lenovos. I have the newer machine (about a year old) and my wife's is around 2 years old. I have not seen any of the Lenovo ads on mine, but about 2 weeks ago, my wife started getting them. I am familiar with advertising malware, but even though they are always Lenovo adds on my wife's machine, I assumed that they were being generated by adware/malware that had nothing to do with Lenovo (because it would have been a collosally bad decision on Lenovo's part to be the culprit), so reading this thread has been quite a rude awakening.
Anyway, her machine does not have MCP installed (maybe it is named something else now) so I am hoping that someone with a newer Lenovo will read this post and tell me how to stop the ads on my wife's machine. No need to ask me any newbie type of computer questions - I've been a programmer for 25 years and know how to setup PCs, networks, chase down issues etc etc.. just trying to not have to spend the unknown amount of time figuring it out on my own. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
12-31-2012 06:23 AM
Sadly, you're being an optimist to think that an official support person is going to reply.
Here's what I'd do: WIth the unwanted ad visible on the screen, open the Task Manager (Ctrl-Shift-Esc) and find the window on the Applications tab. Right-click it and choose Go To Process. Now you know the name of the unwanted executable; if it's not a system file like RUNDLL32, you're in business. Search for the executable, and that should lead you the folder where the program is installed... which quite possibly has the same name as the program you need to uninstall.
Of course, you do all this at your own risk, etc. I'm not an "official" support person, after all. Just a guy who does this for a living...