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Posts: 23
Registered: ‎07-06-2014
Location: United Kingdom
Message 61 of 159 (3,905 Views)

Re: Lenovo Pre-instaling adware/spam - Superfish - powerd by VisualSearch

Ah, Lenovo, did it have to end this way?

 

I won't be buying another one of your devices. Fool me once and all that.

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Registered: ‎02-11-2015
Location: france
Message 62 of 159 (3,827 Views)

Re: Lenovo Pre-instaling adware/spam - Superfish - powerd by VisualSearch

Thanks I do it and yes it works Smiley Wink

 

I hope there's no more suprises on SSL or other stuff they install without our consent !!

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Registered: ‎02-19-2015
Location: US
Message 63 of 159 (3,675 Views)

Re: Lenovo Pre-instaling adware/spam - Superfish - powerd by VisualSearch

Mark_Lenovo:

 

Are you kidding me?

 

The statement you have posted is full of crap, and does not instruct for removal of the root certificate.  Lenovo didn't stop preloading this software in January; my machine was manufactured first week of February and still contained it.  The certificate has been cracked and you have a giant security hole in hundreds of your machines.

 

You're going to need to do better than that.

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Posts: 17
Registered: ‎02-11-2015
Location: france
Message 64 of 159 (3,374 Views)

Re: Lenovo Pre-instaling adware/spam - Superfish - powerd by VisualSearch

And what about recovery?

 

Every time we did a recovery we will be automatically facing the same problem...

 

Did you think about users that didn't came here and keep using there laptop believing there's safe?

 

For info : http://www.60millions-mag.com/forum/informatique-multimedia-f61/lenovo-installe-des-spyware-t13167.h...

 

And I'm not stopping here it's a shame !!

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-19-2015
Location: Mexico
Message 65 of 159 (3,281 Views)

Re: Lenovo Pre-instaling adware/spam - Superfish - powerd by VisualSearch

Terrible that a computer company is so cavalier with the security of its customers. You should tell us how to fix this as soon as possible. In the meantime, after reading the news this morning I immediately removed the Superfish certificate. The result? It broke Chrome (my default browser). I don't have time for this. Lenovo: count me too as somebody who's probably never to buy another one of your products.

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Registered: ‎02-19-2015
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Message 66 of 159 (3,274 Views)

Re: Lenovo Pre-instaling adware/spam - Superfish - powerd by VisualSearch

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I bought Lenovo Miix 3 - 1030 on Jan. 16, 2015 in Thailand. It had exactly the same problem. So my tablet is also "some consumer notebook products" as mentioned by Mr. Mark_Lenovo.

I had already uninstall Visual Discovery on the 2nd day I owned the tablet. In fact, I also uninstalled everything Lenovo preinstalled on the tablet. However, it didn't solve the problem for me. I had to uninstall Google Chrome and reinstall it again to solve the problem.

I did not know about the certificate in Internet Explorer. So thank you very much, Mr. trainer, your instruction on removing the certificate on page 5 is great.

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Registered: ‎03-05-2013
Location: US
Message 67 of 159 (3,209 Views)

Re: Lenovo Pre-instaling adware/spam - Superfish - powerd by VisualSearch

Just a quick question.  I just saw this on Newsy.

 

I bought my Lenovo laptop a long time ago, March 2013.

 

Do I have to worry about this?

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Registered: ‎07-21-2011
Location: GB
Message 68 of 159 (3,141 Views)

Re: Lenovo Pre-instaling adware/spam - Superfish - powerd by VisualSearch

This page uses the same Superfish private cert and should warn you if you have an issue:

https://filippo.io/Badfish/

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Registered: ‎02-19-2015
Location: UK
Message 69 of 159 (2,743 Views)

Re: Lenovo Pre-instaling adware/spam - Superfish - powerd by VisualSearch

Hello

 

I am not a Lenovo customer (thankfully), and never will be owing to this.

 

However, I am a security researcher. I was wondering if someone would be kind enough to mail me the VDWFPInstaller.exe file? 

 

tg3958@my.open.ac.uk

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Registered: ‎07-21-2011
Location: GB
Message 70 of 159 (2,635 Views)

Re: Lenovo Pre-instaling adware/spam - Superfish - powerd by VisualSearch

Not seen that particular file about, but the other exes are here: https://github.com/cryptostorm/leakblock/tree/master/superfish.com
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