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Lenovo Platform Service rootkit

2016-09-19, 3:34 AM



I just rebooted my computer to find the 'Lenovo Platform Service' using 100% cpu. It's been doing this for about an hour now. I am trying to do work that is actually computationally intensive so this is kind of irritating. 



The first question is Is it safe to remove? And how can I remove it?


The second question is how did this get here? I'm a bit annoyed as I never installed this (I'm not a big believer in OEM bloatware, particularly in the case of Lenovo given the various security debacles) so I'm just wondering how this ended up on my machine.


Is is this? I do recall reading about this but from the Lenovo Statement and my previous queries in this forum I had gotten the impression that my W540 would not be affected. However there have been a few security issues so perhaps I have gotten them all mixed up.


Historically I didn't pay any much attention to the security issues as I always considered myself aloof as I did not use the OEM install. I guess the issue is that my threat model did not take into account gettinng rooted  by the actual vendor I was purchasing from.


Does anybody know the possible avenues that this could have gotten into my system and the steps I can take to remove it?










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Re: Lenovo Platform Service rootkit

2016-09-19, 3:45 AM

Hi adante!


Take a look at this thread, update your Power Management Driver, and report back.


Hope this helps!

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