How to remove Superfish software from computer

Eset NOD32 anti-virus has been blocking Superfish website lately, saying it's on the list of websites with "potentially dangerous content."



The U.S. government last month warned that the Superfish application makes users vulnerable to cyberattacks. Reports say the software tracks users' web searching and browsing for advertising purposes, according to news provider Reuters.

In short, it's an adware.

On Monday, March 2, the Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen's office said it has launched an investigation into Lenovo Group Ltd's sales of laptops preloaded with Superfish. A spokesman from Lenovo said the company "will cooperate in responding to the query."

It appears, however, that Lenovo laptops are not the only ones affected. An anti-virus notification pops up whenever we browse the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) homepage, prc.gov.ph, at first instance. Non-users of NOD32 won't notice anything.


In order to get rid of the Superfish software, you have to uninstall it using an automatic removal tool provided by Lenovo [click here to download].

Users of other computer brands will have to undergo a manual removal process to have the SuperFish application uninstalled and the SuperFish certificate removed [click here for instructions].

Screenshot from Lenovo

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