Microsoft’s anti-virus Windows Defender actively rooting out Lenovo’s adware Superfish

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Microsoft's anti-virus Windows Defender actively rooting out Lenovo's adware Superfish

New Delhi: In what comes as a relief to Lenovo consumers who have been perturbed by the computer maker’s recently exposed attempt at adding more ads in Google search through its pre-installed adware-Superfish, researchers have found out that Microsoft’s onboard anti-virus software is now actively removing the adware.

Microsoft’s Windows Defender will not only remove Superfish but also reset any SSL certificates that were circumvented by the adware and restoring the system.

Even as Lenovo has now published its step-by-step guide for users to manually fix the adware apart from issuing automated tools for the same, security professionals had been struggling to find a reliable method for consistently and completely undoing the harmful effects of the program.

Microsoft’s Windows Defender will not only remove Superfish but also reset any SSL certificates that were circumvented by the adware and restoring the system.

A report in The Verge stated that any Superfish-affected Windows users should update their version of Windows Defender within the program and scan as soon as possible.

It was reported earlier this week that Lenovo had been selling laptops pre-installed with the controversial software that compromised the computer’s encryption to insert more ads in the Google search results.

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