It has recently come to light that Lenovo has been busted for installing a program called Superfish to “improve the shopping experience using their visual discovery techniques.” (quote from this press statement).
This in my opinion this is very disappointing and damaging to one of my favorite brands.
Past experience with Lenovo has been extremely positive as the name for me has synonymous with solid build quality, robust design and well matched software.
In fact, Lenovo was the company that was building for IBM when IBM was building computers. Back then the saying was “Nobody has ever been fired for buying an IBM” and it held true after Lenovo took over the branding of the IBM designed products.
However this latest event has tarnished a pretty spotless name and it will take some time to get this stain out.
Of all the things to be accused of, making computers with software that has a poor reputation for security of user data is pretty high on the list of dumb things.
If you have a Lenovo Product that matches the list below you might need to take action by using this link (Lenovo Superfish Removal Tool) or by getting in touch with me so I can address the issue on your behalf. This can be resolved by remote control so no matter where you are in the world, I can assist you with resolving this issue.
Lenovo models affected.
G Series: G410, G510, G710, G40-70, G50-70, G40-30, G50-30, G40-45, G50-45, G40-80
U Series: U330P, U430P, U330Touch, U430Touch, U530Touch
Y Series: Y430P, Y40-70, Y50-70, Y40-80, Y70-70
Z Series: Z40-75, Z50-75, Z40-70, Z50-70, Z70-80
S Series: S310, S410, S40-70, S415, S415Touch, S435, S20-30, S20-30Touch
Flex Series: Flex2 14D, Flex2 15D, Flex2 14, Flex2 15, Flex2 Pro, Flex 10
MIIX Series: MIIX2-8, MIIX2-10, MIIX2-11, MIIX 3 1030
YOGA Series: YOGA2Pro-13, YOGA2-13, YOGA2-11, YOGA3 Pro
E Series: E10-30