February 20, 2015

Lenovo owns up to the Superfish fiasco

Lenovo fucked up recently, with evil adware software on their computers. First they defended the software, called Superfish, but as the media frenzy built, they’ve taken a different approach. The US Lenovo Twitter account has apologized, and links to this support document, which explains how you uninstall Superfish. It’s a refreshingly prompt response to heir fuck-up, one that should be commended, but obviously the software shouldn’t have been installed in the first place, and customers are calling for heads to roll. Hopefully this whole thing will make others look closer at what’s installed per default on their Windows computers, because that’s more often than not a cesspool of bloatware at best, and spyware at its worst.

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