11-16-2014 09:08 AM - last edited on 02-13-2015 12:14 PM by Mark_Lenovo
Ok, I will take a look at ESET. Thanks
Yes, VisualDiscovery is part of the bundled software in my lenovo laptop..
It is from a developer called Superfish.
More info here:
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11-16-2014 12:46 PM - edited 01-03-2015 11:13 AM
11-26-2014 11:18 AM - last edited on 01-03-2015 11:26 AM by Bugbatter
Hello I spent whole day for discovery websockets problem on my new lenovo. Main issue - websockets not work in any browser launched on new laptop (Lenovo Y50-70) but work on other PC with similar software installed (for example this page: http://www.websocket.org/echo.html ). I have installed ProcessMonitor application and found VisualDiscovery.exe handle all traffic for WEB browsers. When I have stoped VisualDiscovery system service - all WEB application start work properly.
I have uninstall C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\VisualDiscovery\ from my laptop and now all work fine.
But I am verry unhappy about this application, and can't found any description about it in the net and lenovo documentation. Why lenovo install it ? And which service provide this application ? Where I can get necessary info about it ?
01-03-2015 10:25 AM - last edited on 01-03-2015 11:27 AM by Bugbatter
I can confirm to alexcn's claim.
Visual discovery messed up my websocket.
before, i always faced websocket received packet failed test.
After uninstalling VisualDiscovery, websockets worked fine.
Lenovo needs to get rid of this VisualDiscovery. I spent 4 days trying to figure out this.
I'm a new Yoga 2 13 owner.
01-03-2015 11:38 AM
alexcn, sorry I missed your earlier question.
If you do not find VisualDiscovery useful, it can be uninstalled via the Control Panel's list of Programs, or disabled. Remember to reboot afterward.
Video: How to Disable VisualDiscovery
01-21-2015 04:29 AM
this is more serious than just a simple socket messup.
Superfish Inc aka VisualDiscovery aka Similarproducts application will hijack ALL your secure webconnections (SSL/TLS) by using self signed root certificate authority, making it look legitimate to the browser
Here's an example of my connection to a bank, which looked OK to browser but certificate obviously has been tampered with allowing Superfish to collect all data unecrypted!
A bluntant man-in-the-middle attack malware breaking any privacy laws.
I have requested return of the laptop and refund as I find it unbelievable that manufacturer as Lenovo would facilitate such applications pre-bundled with new laptops.
02-19-2015 06:52 AM - edited 02-20-2015 12:17 PM
Thank you for your detailed feedback on this. Lenovo has investigated and taken action in this matter.
(edit - updated to link to official Lenovo advisory on superfish and instructions for removal of the application and certificates)
02-19-2015 08:33 AM - last edited on 02-19-2015 09:42 AM by Bugbatter
My first laptop was a Lenovo, I got it years ago. Thanks to Lenovo adding extremely shady MALWARE to their computers, I will never buy another Lenovo computer. I will also actively advise my friends in person and through social media to never buy Lenovo
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