Lenovo ships adware on own PCs
The Chinese computer maker Lenovo, which by the way happens to be the largest such manufacturer in the world, has found itself in hot water these days – apparently new Lenovo PCs ship with adware called Superfish that scans your online activities and Internet traffic in order to serve you with personalized ads.
While having adware on your brand new PC is annoying to say the least Superfish does some bad things in addition to the ads that you get to see – by presenting ads the software makes your PC vulnerable to third-party attacks and this unpleasant fact remains even if you uninstall the adware.
Lenovo has acknowledged that its PCs come with the Superfish adware but has denied the claims the software can cause damage to users’ computers. To calm things down, however, Lenovo has stated that all present and future systems coming out of the Chinese company will not have Superfish preinstalled. While this is good the question what happens to systems already sold remains open.