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
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.
Which computers are affected?
According to Lenovo, Superfish may have been pre-installed on the following models:
Superfish has been pre-installed by
Lenovo. Therefore, restoring your computer to factory condition from
either a backup partition or a backup DVD will not solve the problem if
Superfish is also part of your backup. Superfish would only be
So if you ever use a backup to restore
your system, you may need to again remove Superfish and its root
security certificate from your system.
Remove Superfish now
To remove the Superfish program and its certificate from your computer,
please use this free tool from Lenovo: