Lenovo Computers Contain Potentially Harmful Adware Superfish

Lenovo Computers Contain Potentially Harmful Adware Superfish

Electronics manufacturer Lenovo is experiencing significant backlash from customers regarding adware manufactured by Chinese company Superfish. The adware, found on Lenovo models shipped between September 2014 and February 2015, presents serious security concerns.While the company said it has removed Superfish in future products, customers using the models listed below are at risk of having their personal information compromised. Superfish is a visual search engine that inserts ads by using people’s browser history. It can deceive users by presenting itself as the website they’re attempting to navigate to.One of the most troubling aspects of Superfish is that it can mimic a valid security certificate for banking, online shopping or other sites. This can potentially compromise information that can wreak havoc on consumers’ financial well-being and credit standing by exposing them to identity theft.If you were left vulnerable to hackers by Superfish adware installed on the Lenovo computer models listed below that were shipped between September 2014 and February 2015, you may be eligible to participate in a class action lawsuit. Contact Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., at 305-662-6178.

A list of the potentially affected models appears below:

  • 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
  • Edge Series: Lenovo Edge 15

Sources:

Lenovo Faces Uproar Over Superfish Adware, Alyssa Newcomb, Feb. 19, 2015
Lenovo installs adware on customer laptops and compromises ALL SSL, Marc Rogers, Feb. 19, 2015