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Superfish malware has recently made headlines, Lenovo has pre-installed it on all new computers. This article shows you how to know if Superfish malware is installed on your Lenovo computer and how to uninstall and remove it completely.
Superfish malware replaces advertising on the Web site that the user visits and replaces it with new advertising that may benefit Lenovo and Superfish. This raises security concerns because when it intercepts HTTPS encrypted web pages to replace its own ads, it creates a mix of secure and dangerous content, paving the way for other hackers to launch their own attacks.
If you recently purchased a Lenovo laptop, you must first check if you have Superfish malware installed. If you discover that you are doing so, here are the steps to follow to completely remove it from your computer. Some of you may also want to try this free root certificate scanner to scan Windows root certificates for unreliable certificates.
After Lenovo made a statement and expressed its regret, the company issued instructions to completely uninstall the malware.
Completely remove Superfish malware
1] Open Control Panel > Programs and Features.
Here you see an entry Superfish Inc VisualDiscovery. Select it and click Uninstall. Once the uninstallation is complete, restart your computer.
Certificates are digital documents used to manage network authentication and information exchange. The Certificate Manager or Certmgr.msc under Windows allows you to view, export, import, modify, delete or request new certificates.
3] Under Certificates – Local Computer, develop Trusted Root Certification Authorities. You are viewing Certificates. Select it.
On the right you will see Superfish, Inc. Right-click and choose Delete.
4] Windows prompts you to confirm deletion. Click Yes and restart your device.
5] If you are using the Firefox browser, you must take another step. Open Firefox Options > Advanced > Certificates > View Certificates. When you see an entry for Superfish, click it and select Delete.
(6) To be doubly sure, run a full scan of your antivirus software and restart your computer. Moreover, Microsoft has updated Windows Defender. It now deletes Superfish with the CA root certificate.
You have now completely removed Superfish malware from your computer.
UPDATE: Lenovo has released SuperFish Removal Tool that allows you to remove in one click.
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