Posts Tagged ‘Superfish’

Privdog is Superfish All Over Again

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

When it comes to system privacy, sometimes the cure is almost as bad as the disease …

Privdog is a privacy protection software that is available as a standalone product for the Google Chrome Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox web browser and bundled with select Comodo products including Comodo Dragon and Internet Security. According to Comodo’s website it ships with the company’s Internet browser and Internet Security products.

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Microsoft, LastPass and Others Post Solutions to Handle Superfish

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

You probably don’t have to worry about this unless you own a Lenovo PC, but it still makes an interesting story anyway …

An adware called Superfish is making big waves currently on the Internet after news spread that PC manufacturer Lenovo shipped some — it is still not clear which devices are affected — consumer PC models with the software preinstalled. The core purpose of Superfish is to display advertisement to users based on what they are looking at in web browsers. It injects advertisement on web pages that users visit in browsers.

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Lenovo PCs Ship with Preinstalled Adware and Root Certificate

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

When shopping for a new PC, I generally don’t consider “pre-infected with adware” to be a desirable feature …

We all know that computer manufacturers make much of their revenue from device sales with software and service deals. They integrate trial programs on user systems and may also cooperate with search engines to make a particular search engine the default on a system and with other companies to place shortcuts to their sites on the desktop.

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