By now, most of us are well aware of the new malware that’s been found in Lenovo-based computers called Superfish. Superfish is as the name suggests, and works swiftly to create it’s own security loophole after travelling through the secure servers. The bug itself is not creating damage. However, it opens doors for untrustworthy hackers to get access to information which you don’t want them knowing. The new super bug gets it’s name because it is like a software which knows how to phish by itself.
Assuming you have already visited the link here and worked out that you are indeed infected, it’s time to learn how to fix the malware so you are no longer vulnerable. Find out the steps to get that done below.
HOW TO REMOVE THE SUPERFISH MALWARE FROM LENOVO COMPUTERS
We are going to learn how to opt out of the software and restore the device back to it’s original state before the infection. You should know that Lenovo is also working closely with Microsoft and McAfee to try their best to eliminate the issue as fast as possible. Eventually that should hopefully mean you can eliminate the infections directly by running a stock security scan from your antivirus. For now, though that’s not working. Read the steps below to find out how to implement immediate action.
- Click the Windows ‘Start’ option.
- Click the ‘My Computer’ option.
- Click to ‘add or remove’ programs.
- Search the list for the name “Superfish Inc VisualDiscovery” and click over it.
- Press the commands to finish uninstalling the malware.
This is a common place where thankfully using Windows for an operating system, we can always see new programs which are added. It’s impossible to create something that doesn’t show up here. With that being said, it doesn’t mean the malware or virus Is completely removed. Sometimes malicious programs extend further into our computer so we must do more to find them and completely eliminate the threat.
EXTENDING FURTHER TO UNINSTALL THE CERTIFICATES
- Click the start button once more.
- Type the following command: certmgr.msc in the Run box.
- Launch the program when the computer find the file.
- Click the “Trusted Root Certification Authorities” link.
- Open certificates.
- Search the words for any containing the word Superfish Inc
- Right-click the mouse over the name and click to delete the certificate.
IF YOU ARE USING THE FIREFOX OR THUNDERBIRD BROWSERS
- Select the Options from the browser menu.
- Select the advanced tab.
- Select to view the certificates.
- Search through the list for the words Superfish Inc.
- Right-click on the file to select delete.