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  1. #1

    Lenovo Products

    If you have one of the above tablets/notebooks; you need to go to the url attached below and download the removal tool and run it. This is not a scam, it is directly from AVG to all its customers.

    According to Lenovo, Superfish may have been pre-installed on the following models:

    E Series:

    G Series:
    S Series:
    U Series:
    Y Series:
    Z Series:

    Edge Series:
    Flex Series:
    MIIX Series:
    YOGA Series:
    G410, G510, G710, G40-70, G50-70, G40-30, G50-30, G40-45, G50-45, G40-80
    S310, S410, S40-70, S415, S415Touch, S435, S20-30, S20-30Touch
    U330P, U430P, U330Touch, U430Touch, U530Touch
    Y430P, Y40-70, Y50-70, Y40-80, Y70-70
    Z40-75, Z50-75, Z40-70, Z50-70, Z70-80

    Edge 15
    Flex2 14D, Flex2 15D, Flex2 14, Flex2 15, Flex2 Pro, Flex 10
    MIIX2-8, MIIX2-10, MIIX2-11, MIIX 3 1030
    YOGA2Pro-13, YOGA2-13, YOGA2-11, YOGA3 Pro

    AVG | How to remove Superfish

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  2. #2

    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Yes! It came with my Lenovo! and as soon as I downloaded Avast and Malwarebyte anti-malware they removed it!
    I was thinking.. wtf? A brand new laptop! no way it's an actual malware.
    But after a few weeks with my Lenovo laptop, I realized that if they make such a low quality device in terms of hardware and materials, they probably don't care about software as well.
    I will never buy Lenovo again, hope you do so as well, horrible warranty, no wonder it's only for 1 year.
    This was my first experience of "You get what you pay for", next time I will stick with the better companies even if it will cost me a few more bucks.

    * I was thinking maybe the best way would be to create an installation media directly from Microsoft website and install a clean Windows 8.1? Shouldn't it work as well? I mean, my laptop came with so many junk softwares that I wonder if some other malwares are hidden there. . .unbelievable
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  3. #3

    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,179
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    I hate to say it, but bundled software is what makes a PC affordable and not so expensive(compare the prices on a Microsoft Signature PC and the exact same at Media Markt, Best Buy, Euronics or whatever large chain in your area). I just install then after setting up download Geek Installer and purge(taking a look at Should I Remove It if I think I do like something. Then run Ccleaner, and look for leftovers with UIltraSearch and RegEdit. But make sure you don't start/install any of the bundled stuff especially the AV that comes with it. Oh yeah for the AV go to their sit and use their uninstaller. Then make a system image and custom refresh.

    Yeah I could do a clean install, but my way is much more fun and informative.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 81
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Lol, Cliff S, I was reading your comment and was wondering why would you do that.. until I read the last line
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  5. #5

    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,179
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    On my Lenovo desktop there was nothing worth saving, and to add insult to injury their useless modern apps from the app store hang around in my apps because there is no possibility of deleting past apps there except the hard way: a new Microsoft account?!!

    My ASUS laptop at least had some useful stuff: Sonic Focus, a backend for windows media player enhancements SRS WoW effects or their stuff for the built in camera Life Frame3, WinFlash, ATK Package; ASMedia USB 3.0 controller. But Lenovo only had finest Bloatware.
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