What is Superfish you ask Well, its a virus cont.

sqidlie, Mar 1, 9:38pm
Superfish is a piece of software that Lenovo has admitted to pre-installing on many of its laptops to "enhance the shopping experience" of its users. However, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team calls Superfish a "man-in-the-middle attack" because of how it "intercepts users' web traffic to provide targeted advertisements."

Why is Superfish so dangerous?
Superfish snoops in on your web browsing and secretly slips ads into webpages. But the really dangerous part is that it's pre-installed with root certificate authority, which allows it to impersonate any server's security certificate.
If this certificate is compromised by hackers, you could be tricked into logging in to a fake website and giving hackers your password. Because of Superfish, any of your accounts??

dudekrulz, Mar 1, 9:45pm


zak410, Mar 1, 9:47pm
"Microsoft updates Windows Defender to remove Superfish infection"

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-updates-windows-defender-to-remove-superfish-infection/

vtecintegra, Mar 1, 10:01pm
Please stop referring to all types of malware as 'viruses'

oclaf, Jun 26, 4:21am
This.
"Virus" is not an all encompassing term.
I don't even know that this fully qualifies as malware.
I would call this Adware with a serious security deficiency that came bundled in with Lenovo's default Bloatware.
It is certainly not a "virus"

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