Windows Defender can remove Superfish from Lenovo laptops
The other day the entire Internet was disturbed by the news that the laptops that were sold between September 2014 and January 2015, the preinstalled software for the display of advertisements, which poses a serious threat to the security of user data. Lenovo claims to have stopped installing Superfish in their computers in January and do not intend to do so in the future.
The malware called Superfish uses an intermediate certificate to insert ads into the browser, and if it is compromised, third parties can easily get access to the user’s browser.
Now Superfish adware application can be removed by free antivirus Windows Defender (Windows Defender) from Microsoft. It can restore the initial state of an SSL certificate, which was modified by Superfish, and return the system to normal operation.
Here you can check if your system is affected, and if so, just update the virus database of Windows Defender and then run a system check.
Meanwhile, Lenovo has updated the information on its official forum where he told how to remove Superfish and its root certificate. In addition, the company has released an automated tool that allows you to do the same.