Lenovo prove their own programs can not be deleted on a Windows system




Users discovered that Lenovo exploit the feature is known in the Windows operating system – was unveiled recently – to help them to install their own software on its computers and personal tools without the user’s knowledge, to be the second scandal to the company during the current year.

The Security experts have said the February 19 last that Lenovo has already Ptthbt program looks like viruses on their computers phones makes these devices more susceptible to hacking.

In May / May last users discovered a second problem of what used laptop from the production of Lenovo automatically and without the user’s knowledge overwrite one operating system files at every boot device process, allowing them to download the program and update it, even if the user configure the system and reinstall it from a DVD external.

Lenovo shows they are using what it calls “Lenovo service engine” Lenovo Service Engine, which downloads the program carries the name “Wen to Ooptimaiser” OneKey Optimizer is designed to improve PC performance through a firmware update, triggers, and applications previous installation, as well as search for files The task is to find the factors that affect the performance of the system.

As well as the “Lenovo service engine” system to send data to the server continued to help her, as she said, to understand how customers use its products, the company emphasizes that these data do not include personal information.

It is noteworthy that when the systematic use of Windows 7 and Windows 8, are the BIOS own laptops to verify the file with the autochk.exe name exists on the path C: \ Windows \ system32 to make sure that a special file MSN or digitally signed by Lenovo, and then you write it has its own file.

In implementing autochk.exe average file when you quit, others are being created are two files: LenovoUpdate.exe, and LenovoCheck.exe, are working to set up the service and download files when you connect to the Internet.

Although Lenovo has a secret part of the reform of the gap without declaring it, enabling hackers to exploit its work mechanism to install malicious software. The company late last month issued a fix for a loophole to stop what you make feature, but it still requires manual work, not automatically.

Lenovo and exploit technology found in Windows system carrying Windows Platform Binary Table, Microsoft was launched in November 2011 name, and released the first update her last July.

The technology allows companies manufacturing computers to pay their programs for download from the BIOS to the operating system, which means it is not related to the way the system is installed, so it can not be deleted.

And published a list of personal computers Lenovo laptop and desktop affiliate and affected by the vulnerability, and affected users can disable this feature by downloading specific to each device tool from site company.


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