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

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??”including encrypted bank accounts??”could be easily compromised.

According to Lenovo, Superfish may have been pre-installed
on the following models:

Lenovo laptop
E Series: E10-30
G Series: G410, G510, G710, G40-70, G50-70, G40-30, G50-30, G40-45, G50-45, G40-80
S Series: S310, S410, S40-70, S415, S415Touch, S435, S20-30, S20-30Touch
U Series: U330P, U430P, U330Touch, U430Touch, U530Touch
Y Series: Y430P, Y40-70, Y50-70, Y40-80, Y70-70
Z Series: Z40-75, Z50-75, Z40-70, Z50-70, Z70-80
Edge Series: Edge 15
Flex Series: Flex2 14D, Flex2 15D, Flex2 14, Flex2 15, Flex2 Pro, Flex 10
MIIX Series: MIIX2-8, MIIX2-10, MIIX2-11, MIIX 3 1030
YOGA Series: YOGA2Pro-13, YOGA2-13, YOGA2-11, YOGA3 Pro

Source: Lenovo

geek_sqidlie, Mar 2, 10:38 am

geek_dudekrulz, Mar 2, 10:45 am

"Microsoft updates Windows Defender to remove Superfish infection"

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

geek_zak410, Mar 2, 10:47 am

Please stop referring to all types of malware as 'viruses'

geek_vtecintegra, Mar 2, 11:01 am



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"

geek_oclaf, Jun 26, 4:21 pm

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