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Superfish Vulnerability
Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:32

Lenovo just released a statement to us regarding a security vulnerability on consumer systems purchased since 2014. It would be very important to remedy this issue by clicking on the link we have included in this message and follow the instructions to secure your system. The program at issue is called Superfish.

Removal Instructions:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/superfish_uninstall

More Details about this issue by Lenovo:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/superfish

**If you have purchased your NEW (not refurbished, this was not included with refurbished computers) laptop from us between 2014 and 2015, you can bring in your computer and we will remove the software that was installed by Lenovo at no charge to you as a customer of Red Wing Computer.

LENOVO OFFICIAL STATEMENT:

As you may have heard, select Lenovo consumer notebooks shipped after September 2014 included Superfish Visual Discovery software as a shopping aid to customers. Superfish is a TrustE certified third-party software vendor, with offices in Palo Alto, CA.

User feedback on the software was not positive and we received some reports of security concerns.

Please note that Lenovo has NOT loaded this software on any ThinkPad notebooks, nor any desktops, tablets, workstations, servers or smartphones. The only impacted models are the following consumer notebook series: Z-series, Y-Series, U-Series, G-Series, S-Series, Flex-Series, Yoga, Miix and E-Series. If you use any of these Lenovo consumer models in your enterprise, please refer to the Customer Support information below.

While this software does not impact the models typically used by businesses, we wanted to let you know that we take user feedback seriously at Lenovo. We know that millions of people rely on our devices every day, and it is our responsibility to deliver quality, reliability, innovation and security to each and every customer. We make every effort to provide a great user experience for our customers.

We recognize that the Superfish software has caused concern. Lenovo has taken steps to address that concern.


• Superfish has completely disabled server side interactions (since January) on all Lenovo products so that the software is no longer active.

• Lenovo has stopped preloading the software and will not preload this software again in the future.

• Lenovo has provided instructions for uninstalling this software and will soon provide a software removal patch.


For more information on this, or for instructions on Superfish software removal, please visit http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/superfish.

We appreciate your confidence in Lenovo.

 

 
RECYCLING TIME AGAIN!
Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00

FREE* Recycling Event! Big ONE DAY ONLY.

 

Who: Everyone from Everywhere - Residential or Businesses

When: April 18th, 2015 8:00am - 2:00pm

Where: Red Wing Waste Campus at 1873 Bench Street Red Wing, Minnesota

           

More details to come in the next few weeks. Thank you for keeping the earth clean and allowing us to create computers to donate for people to benefit.

Questions? Call Red Wing Computer at 651-327-5008 or Tech Dump at 763-432-3117, 1.

 

 
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