Buyers Lenovo laptops complain about adware that injects ads into websites

Jan

15

2015

Lenovo customers complain that the manufacturer on several of its laptops Superfish-adware flour evert. This software injects ads into websites and defaults to the background. Probably the adware is included for months.

The Super Fish-adware under other Yoga 2 Pro laptops from Lenovo, according to experiences of Tweakers. Also to the support forums of the manufacturer mention made ​​of the bundled adware: users of Lenovo Y50, Z40, Z50 and G50 set Superfish have encountered on their laptop. Lenovo has no comment on the forums. Based on the user experience, the manufacturer adware certainly join several months.

Superfish, which is called by several malware scanners, injects ads into websites appear popups with pictures of products. Those pop-ups can also ensure that websites do not render properly. Superfish runs after the first start automatically in the background as the process visualdiscovery.exe.

It is possible to turn off the adware by stopping Visual Discovery. Incidentally, the adware may also simply be uninstalled from the folder with preinstalled Lenovo software. Superfish is not found on the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. Laptop manufacturers provide their system almost always additional software, and sometimes third parties against payment. Adware that displays pop-ups, however, is uncommon. Lenovo did not respond to questions from Tweakers still on the pre-install the adware.

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