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Microsoft to the rescue: Fights pre-installed adware

Microsoft to the rescue: Fights pre-installed adware
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Lenovo angered customers and the tech community as a whole when it recently came out that the company shipped out some new computers with Superfish adware pre-installed. Well, Microsoft has taken matters into its own hands to protect users from the adware.

The adware, called Superfish, placed its own security certificate on your machine and intercepted encrypted traffic to inject advertisements, also known as a man-in-the-middle attack.

The way Superfish works means that any hacker can direct you to malicious websites and bypass any warnings you might normally get that the site is fake. This is a serious problem, and you need to know if you're at risk.

Next page: Find out which computers are affected and how Microsoft is taking care of the Superfish problem.
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