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The Superfish adware removal guide


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The Superfish adware removal guide

  1. 1.   Readmore  at:­‐to-­‐remove-­‐superfish-­‐ adware-­‐in-­‐lenovo-­‐laptops.html   Superfish removal guide So you got a YES on the Badfish test: Let's work together to fix that. Important: don't do this if you don't feel comfortable following the instructions, ask for help, these are administrative operations. Update: Lenovo has a picture-rich guide for Step I and II on Windows 8.1, but it's missing Steps III - V so come back here if/after you follow this PDF. Step I. Uninstall the software 1. Open the Windows Start menu or Start screen and search Uninstall a program. Launch it. 2. Right-click Superfish Inc VisualDiscovery and select Uninstall. When prompted, enter your administrator password. Step II. Remove the certificate from Windows 1. Open the Windows Start menu or Start screen and search certmgr.msc, right-click and select Launch as Administrator.
  2. 2.   Readmore  at:­‐to-­‐remove-­‐superfish-­‐ adware-­‐in-­‐lenovo-­‐laptops.html   If this does not work, you can try pressing Win+r, see below:
  3. 3.   Readmore  at:­‐to-­‐remove-­‐superfish-­‐ adware-­‐in-­‐lenovo-­‐laptops.html   2. Click Trusted Root Certification Authorities and open Certificates. 3. Scroll down or use find (See the photo below) to get to the Superfish, Inc. certificate.
  4. 4.   Readmore  at:­‐to-­‐remove-­‐superfish-­‐ adware-­‐in-­‐lenovo-­‐laptops.html   4. Right-click it and select Delete. If you don’t see the option to delete it, you may not be running as an administrator (see step 1).
  5. 5.   Readmore  at:­‐to-­‐remove-­‐superfish-­‐ adware-­‐in-­‐lenovo-­‐laptops.html   Step III. Remove the certificate from Firefox This might or might not be needed, but check to be sure. 1. Go to Options/Preferences. 2. Click Advanced, then Certificates.
  6. 6.   Readmore  at:­‐to-­‐remove-­‐superfish-­‐ adware-­‐in-­‐lenovo-­‐laptops.html   3. Click View Certificates. 4. Look for Superfish, if it's there, click it and then click Delete or Distrust. Step IV. Restart the browser Close or quit your web browser(s) completely. You can also restart your computer. Step V. Check again
  7. 7.   Readmore  at:­‐to-­‐remove-­‐superfish-­‐ adware-­‐in-­‐lenovo-­‐laptops.html   Load again from both Chrome/IE and Firefox, and make sure you get a No this time. Note: The test might still be stuck on the old result. If after you follow the steps to remove Superfish you still get a YES, visit If you are warned by your web browser before you can access the site, Superfish has been successfully removed. Congratulations, you fixed your new laptop! It might be a good idea to change important passwords now. (It's always a good idea anyway.)