Limited Time: Free Adware With Your Lenovo Laptop

Lenovo has apparently been installing some questionable adware on their new consumer laptops. While most PC makers are guilty of shoveling all kinds of "value add" software (read: crap) on their new PCs, this seems more egregious than most, in that it runs a type of man-in-the-middle attack using a self-signed certificate. Not cool.

*update* Lifehacker has a nice article on how to check for this and how to remove it if present.
The adware, named Superfish, is reportedly installed on a number of Lenovo’s consumer laptops out of the box. The software injects third-party ads on Google searches and websites without the user’s permission.

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