While Lenovo has been on the receiving end of intense backlash from both the tech community and its users for pre-loading a hazardous adware named Superfish, a webtool named LastPass is at your help, to find out whether your Lenovo is Superfish infected or not.
To check whether Superfish is into your system, head on to LastPass by clicking here. If your Lenovo is safe, this is the screen you’ll see :
If you unfortunately are on the opposite end of the screen, no need to panic. Here are some simple steps to remove Superfish (along with the certificate) permanently from your Lenovo machine :
- You first need to Un-Install Superfish. The steps are usual. Head on to Control Panel, select Programs and click Uninstall a Program. Search the list forVisualDiscovery. If it is there, click the program and select Uninstall.
- But cleansing isn’t done yet. You now need to remove the certificates that came along with Superfish.
- Click on Windows Start Button. Type in certmgr.msc in the search box.
- Launch the certmgr.msc program and click on Trusted Root Certification Authorities. Now click on Certificates.
- Now search for something called Superfish Inc. Found it ? Great, just right click and select Delete.
- It’s done.
Your Lenovo is now safe from any sort of hacks via Superfish at least. Now, to ensure that we have got rid of it, head on to LastPass again, and check again. You’ll see that green tick-mark now.