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north450
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Lenovo browser guard

this is running in task manager  Lenovo browser guard

malwarebytes  found it as pup

should this program be deleted

also lsent is set to manual in services

 

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/lse_bios_desktop

also

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/12/lenovo_firmware_nasty/

 

thanks in advance for your help

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Re: Lenovo browser guard

Hello,

To answer your question, Lenovo Browser Guard has not been installed by Lenovo for over a year. Yes, you can have MBAM remove it if you wish.
See: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Security-Malware-Knowledge-Base/Lenovo-Browser-Guard-Facts-and-Q-amp-A/...

 

Regarding LSC, please refer to the information in the Advisory.

 






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Re: Lenovo browser guard

Thanks

does the beowser guard works on ie

does it offer any protection

if it does will keep it

 

also if you use recovery disks what changes do you have to make to

bios in addition to boot to cd

thanks

 

 

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Re: Lenovo browser guard

 

There isn't much more that I can add to the information provided in the FAQ's. There are a couple of discussions over on the Security & Malware Board that might be of interest.

 

In my  opinon, there are more comprehensive alternatives to Lenovo Browser Guard:

 

* A popular, safe browser add-on is Web Of Trust. WOT it rates sites by using colored icons that show up in surfing and in searches: Green=Safe/Yellow=Caution/Gray=Not Rated/Red=Danger Warning


* If you are using the paid (Pro) version of Malwarebytes that provides website blocking as well.  There are reasons why MBAM considers an application as a PUP. The Lenovo Browser Guard issue could be one or more of these.

 

* You also might consider SpywareBlaster and/or WinPatrol. Both have free versions and are not identified as PUPs.

You did not mention your operating system. See if this article helps with your recovery disc question.
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/win8-dwgrd






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north450
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Re: Lenovo browser guard

windows 8.1

rarely use ie have firefox   slimjet  torche seamonkey all portables

copied from my old lenovo computer

 

chrome is not portable

have used wot

now in your opinion dhould lenovo browser guard be uninstalled

sorry to bother you but it took me 2 weeks to figure out windows 8.1

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Re: Lenovo browser guard

I have removed it from my Lenovo laptop because I prefer to use the applications that I mentioned above. However, after you read all the related information, only you can make the decision for yourself because you are familiar with your surfing habits.






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north450
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Re: Lenovo browser guard

just removed it

used add remove programs

now will serch the registry and my computer

 

next issue is LSEDT

do not like to into bios

thanks

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Re: Lenovo browser guard

You're welcome. Smiley Happy






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