SuperFish Removal Tool from Lenovo will automatically uninstall the malware

Lenovo has been in the news – all for the wrong reason! After it was found that Lenovo was installing the SuperFish malware on their computers, there was a hue and cry about it. Seeing the negative impact that this may have created on their brand, Lenovo has now released a SuperFish Removal Tool that can automatically uninstall the malware for its laptops and computers.

SuperFish Removal Tool

It is a simple portable executable file that does not require to be installed. Once you have downloaded it to your computer, close all your web browsers and run the tool.

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Click on the Analyze and remove SuperFish now button. The tool will scan your system for SuperFish Registry entries, Root Certificates and Program Files. It will also clean the Root Certificates for Firefox browser if you have it installed on your PC. This scan is quick and takes around 10-15 seconds.

If SuperFish is found, it will remove the infection completely and ask you to reboot your computer.

If your computer is clear, you will be informed accordingly, with a Not found message.

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If you bought a Lenovo laptop recently, you may want to first check if you have Superfish malware installed on it. If you find that you do have it installed, you can download this tool from Lenovo or follow the instructions to manually remove SuperFish.

Have a look at ESET Superfish Cleaner Tool too.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

3 Comments

  1. cube

    Hello Anand,

    Be advised that Superfish unnistall does not remove the CA certificate (thus leaving user with the same major problem.). i will not post a link as i do not know this site policy regarding this, but this informatin can be found, very easy.
    It has been discovered that the certificate is the same for all users and that, because of this, the traffic is redirected thought a proxy (Komodia). It has also been discovered that this proxy can be easlyly hijacked.

    A sum up of the issues:
    – Superfish certificate IS NOT removed during isntallation
    – because they use the same certificate for all, attacks can be easyly made
    – even if the attack is not related with the certificate, the redirection through Komodia (proxy) can be hijacked
    – both of the above where demonstrated with proof of concept hacks ( understood that is not really hard to this)

    Thanks for this site, i had found some valuable information and applications :).

  2. cube

    still me,

    I’ve just seen https://www.thewindowsclub.com/uninstall-remove-superfish-malware.

    Well, then i will resume my warning to this: the unnistaller is not enought, follow the instruction to remove the certificate also
    Sorry for being an alarmist

  3. Thanks for posting this feedback cube. The Lenovo post says that its SuperFish Removal Tool removes the Root Certificates too – even in the case of Firefox. But its always better to be safe and confirm that the uninstallation is complete and carry out the manual removal steps too if necessary.

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