Lenovo stops server connections for SuperFish

|February 24, 2015 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: Having faced the heat from consumers and enterprises for installing adware software SuperFish—which made the notebooks vulnerable to hacking, Lenovo has shut down the server connections, and has stopped preloading the software.

A Lenovo spokesperson who confirmed the development said, “Lenovo has ordered SuperFish preloads to stop and had server connections shut down in January based on user complaints about the experience. In addition, Lenovo is working with McAfee and Microsoft to quarantine the SuperFish software and certificate.”

Lenovo said that it had pre-installed the software on some Windows-based notebooks in order to enhance user experience. “In our effort to enhance user experience, we pre-installed third-party software, SuperFish on some of our consumer notebooks. But we received complaints about the software. We acted swiftly once these concerns were raised,” sad the company.

The company has also released manual removal instructions and an automated tool to help users.

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