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Superfish not enjoying the attention from Lenovo adware scandal

Superfish is trying to keep its nose clean following intense scrutiny because of the Lenovo adware scandal.

Published Sun, Feb 22 2015 8:20 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:09 PM CST

Lenovo is facing tremendous backlash after the company confirmed it pre-installed adware on consumer products, and now more people want to learn about Superfish.

Superfish not enjoying the attention from Lenovo adware scandal | TweakTown.com

"The Superfish software does not present a security risk," said Adi Pinhas, co-founder and CEO of Superfish, in a statement to the San Jose Mercury News. "In no way does Superfish store personal data or share such data with anyone. In this case, it appears the third-party add-on introduced a potential vulnerability that we did not know about."

However, the company is maintaining its innocence in the matter, instead directing blame towards Komodia. Media publications were quick to point out that Superfish leads users to be assaulted by pop-ups and intrusive ads on websites they visit, trying to entice them to purchase from e-tailers.

This entire spectacle should linger for all parties involved, and additional finger pointing will likely take place. Lenovo has publicly released a removal guide, and Windows Defender will fully remove the software from vulnerable machines. In addition, McAfee updated its software so users can remove Superfish adware.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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