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Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool Updated to Remove Superfish Root Certificate

The Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool has been updated to remove the self-signed Superfish root certificate shipped with Lenovo computers.

Performing man-in-the middle on any data sent over secure channels, the Superfish root certificate could allow the E-commerce Service to collect any type of broadcasted user data. Superfish also behaves like a potentially unwanted program or malware, by injecting ads into webpages and search engine results.

The new update to our tool removes the root certificate and prevents further ads or man-in-the-middle operations, while also disinfecting drivers or executables that have been affected by the malware.

Those of you that have purchased a Lenovo computer over the past couple of years are strongly encouraged to download the updated Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool utility to sanitize their computers from the Superfish root certificate.

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Liviu Arsene is the proud owner of the secret to the fountain of never-ending energy. That's what's been helping him work his everything off as a passionate tech news editor for the past couple of years. He is the youngest and most restless member of the Bitdefender writer team and he covers mobile malware and security topics with fervor and a twist. His passions revolve around gadgets and technology, and he's always ready to write about what's hot and trendy out there in geek universe.

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  • 4220 Elizabeth Dr.
    If I download the free version will it change my setting
    regarding defaults, etc – will Chrone still be defaulted
    when I turn on the computer – any otherchanges?

    Gene Harris

  • Would like to say thanks. I just bought a Lenovo pc last month & they already had to replace my HD! I should be able to check my email by Tues.?