How to find out if Superfish is installed on your computer [Guide]

lenovo-superfish-malwareUnless you have been living under a tech-rock, you have probably heard about the Superfish malware that’s recently come about for Lenovo devices. The first thing to understand is that it doesn’t extend outside of the Lenovo range, so if you are using a different device from another manufacturer you have nothing to worry about. Secondly, there is a way to fix your machines.

Before we learn how to fix the issue, we first must detect whether or not you are affected by the bug. That’s easy to do. You’ll need to have the device running that you are worried about that might contain the bug and then follow the steps below.

HOW TO DETECT IF YOU ARE AFFECTED BY THE SUPERFISH MALWARE SCARE

1. Turn on the device you want to check.

2. Log in to your user account, if applicable.

3. Open the Internet browser of your choice from the app drawer.

4. Navigate to the following website URL: https://lastpass.com/superfish

Now check for the message on the website page. It will either come up red or green with a written message telling to you that your machine is infected by the Superfish bug or it isn’t. If you are infected you can read up on our post here to learn how to remove the bug effectively.

That’s it.

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  • Mathew

    [@normofthenorth]

    I would also try clearing my browser cache and try the website checker for another go. It might be a chaching issue.

  • Mathew

    [@normofthenorth]

    Short answer: I understand what you are saying but I don’t have the answer to the problem.

    It sounds like it might be a mistake based on your computer being well over two years old. Try looking in your “add or remove programs” for unusual names that might be adware. You can Google the names you are curious about and you should find some information about whether it’s safe or not.

    The tool might be picking up on different adware similar to Superfish.

  • normofthenorth

    I’m running W7 on an old IBM/Lenovo X60 laptop, way older than 2 years old. Went to the test site and it came up red, I’m at risk, supposedly Superfish is running! WTF?!? So I looked to uninstall — both Windows and Revo — and neither Superfish nor “Visual” is there (except for VB). Checked the Certificates as LastPass instructs, and there’s nothing there either.
    Anybody understand this? False positive because the test is flawed? Or has Superpass developed a stealth attack?