Lenovo stops provisionally placing Superfish-adware on laptops




Lenovo stop placing the Superfish-adware on his laptop until the company behind the software, the browser application in order to force this no advertising popups injects more. Existing installations must be updated.

Buyers of Lenovo laptops complaining for several weeks about the Superfish Visual Discovery add-on, which the manufacturer for installing on laptops. The software runs in the background and injects ads into Web sites with pop-ups from product images. After by Tweakers out to be on the complaints Lenovo could be temporarily managed to stop placing the application.

“Because of issues with the Superfish Visual Discovery browser add-on, including the browser pop-ups, we have decided to temporarily remove them from our consumer systems until Superfish is able to deliver software that addresses these issues,” says Lenovo, “For systems that are already sold, we have requested that Superfish an auto-update is undertaking to solve the problems.”

Lenovo clarified that Superfish has come just at the consumer end laptops and that no application analyzes user behavior. “The technology works with independent sessions, no user information stores, do not know who the user is and tracked or re-target users do not.” The Superfish Visual Discovery engine would analyze images of visited websites, and offers products that look the same for his guests. The visual search engine for the operation would be able to consult the offer of 70,000 shops.

“Superfish helps a user to find and discover products without knowing exactly how a product is called or how to describe it in a text-based search engine”, it’s called in the words of Lenovo. When you first use the terms and conditions may be rejected, and Superfish is disabled, Lenovo further explains.

Almost all laptop manufacturers install third party software on their systems; they are paid. Adware that displays pop-ups, however, is uncommon. It is not clear how the operation of Superfish is if these pop-ups injects. However, Lenovo does not intend to stop at all the add-on.


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