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For the record… Towards the end of 2009, the BlueCollarPC .Net /.Org(back up) created by me had enjoyed just over 6 Million Vistors/Users! – and are proud to have helped and indeed actually had “discovery” in the security industry concerning the malware RASautodial registry entries discovered by Yours Truly. Never be afraid to ‘take a look under the hood’ of your PC ! You never know what you’ll find. The move to BlueCollarPC.US reflects the move to complete malware removal help including the newer dreaded botnet infections and many others evolved. Our original domain began as an antispyware help detect/removal site.

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Lenovo Slipped Superfish Malware Into Laptops (Windows 8.1)

Lenovo Slipped Superfish Malware Into Laptops (Windows 8.1)

If you have missed the security furor over Lenovo pre-installing adware (antispyware catagory of antimalware products) you may want to check out these news links for information, degree of danger, and most importantly removal instructions (easy).

It is absolutely recommended to remove this immediately by all. Lenovo has been caught and publicly apologized. Just about all new computers come with what they used to call “bloatware” which is a handful of extra softwares which some may find useful. They take up space and may even slow down performance. But this is a big no-no Lenovo has done. It became as infamous as the Sony Rootkit malware they bundled in downloads, of music I believe it was, a good while ago.

A snippet…. (Removal help/instructions below)

“…The furor blew up because Lenovo installed Superfish adware on consumer laptops sold between September 2014 and January 2015. All these laptops were running Microsoft Windows 8.1. Your laptop fits the time frame, but you may have escaped for two reasons. First, Superfish was not installed on Lenovo’s business machines, such as ThinkPads. Second, it was not installed on laptops running Windows 7, which is still the business standard…..”
SOURCE: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/26/how-can-i-find-and-remove-superfish-and-similar-malware

LINKS: / PRESS

US-CERT: Lenovo Superfish Adware Vulnerable to HTTPS Spoofing
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA15-051A

Lenovo Slipped ‘Superfish’ Malware Into Laptops
malaysiandigest.com
LenovoComputer maker Lenovo has been shipping laptops prepackaged with malware that makes you more vulnerable to hackers — all for the sake …
http://www.malaysiandigest.com/technology/542592-lenovo-slipped-superfish-malware-into-laptops.html

Lenovo computers come with pre-installed adware and MITM proxy
Posted on Feb 19, 2015 10:45 am
If you have recently bought a new Lenovo computer, you’re in for a nasty surprise: the company has been shipping them with pre-installed adware. And, what’s even worse, the software in question is…
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http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17973

Lenovo apologises for preinstalling malware on its PCs that can snoop on
its customers’ bank …
SmartCompany.com.au
The preinstalled malware, known as Superfish, intercepts and decrypts
secured HTTPS connections, which are used to send sensitive information …
http://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/45798-lenovo-apologises-for-preinstalling-malware-on-its-pcs-that-can-snoop-on-its-customers-bank-accounts.html#

US cyber-cops declare WAR on Superfish ad-spewing malware lurking in Lenovo laptops
The Register
The US government’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) today said the Superfish ad-injecting malware installed by Lenovo on its …
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/20/superfish_is_malware_us_government/

– REMOVAL HELP:

Superfish Uninstall Instructions (Lenovo Website)
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/superfish_uninstall
NOTE: Please download and run the Automatic Removal tool executable to ensure complete removal of Superfish and Certificates for all major browsers.

Superfish malware: how do you know if your computer is affected? And how do you get rid of it?
Belfast Telegraph
The Superfish malware that was revealed last week to have been installed onto Lenovo laptops could allow hackers to watch your internet activity and …
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/technology/superfish-malware-how-do-you-know-if-your-computer-is-affected-and-how-do-you-get-rid-of-it-31015018.html

How to wipe Superfish adware and offending cert from your Lenovo laptop
Posted on Feb 20, 2015 12:38 pm
After the recent revelation that Lenovo has been shipping some of it laptops with pre-installed adware that’s also breaking the security of secure connections by using self-signed MITM SSL certificate…
Read in browser »
http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17979

How to remove the dangerous Superfish adware preinstalled on Lenovo PCs
PCWorld
You can revoke that certificate manually, however. Here’s how, as told to PCWorld by Chris Boyd, a malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes. ….
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2886278/how-to-remove-the-dangerous-superfish-adware-presintalled-on-lenovo-pcs.html

New Windows 7 Patch Disables Graphics Driver Updates More – Here is Fix

New Windows 7 Patch Disables Graphics Driver Updates More – Here is Fix…..

 

New Windows 7 Patch Is Effectively Malware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows …
Forbes
“If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it’s time to permanently disable that feature with a vengeance. Microsoft MSFT -0.36% has just confirmed that a recent update — specifically KB 3004394 — is causing a range of serious problems and recommends removing it. ” …..
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2014/12/13/new-windows-7-patch-is-effectively-malware-disables-graphics-driver-updates-and-windows-defender/

[YOU CAN UNISTALL A PARTICULAR WINDOWS UPDATE AT THE CONTROL PANEL > WINDOWS UPDATES AND CLICK VIEW UPDATE HISTORY…. IF EXPERIENCING THIS PROBLEM SPECIFICALLY YOU CAN UNISTALL THIS UPDATE BY KB NUMBER WHICH MEANS MICROSOFT KNOWLEDGE BASE NUMBER MENTIONED KB 3004394 ]

FIX…….
Install KB3024777 to fix an issue with KB3004394
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3024777
Microsoft Corporation
The KB 3004394 update that was dated December 10, 2014 can cause additional problems on computers that are running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and …

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Internet Explorer Unicorn bug actively exploited in the wild

Internet Explorer Unicorn bug actively exploited in the wild
Posted on Nov 21, 2014 09:04 am
Last week, in its regular Patch Tuesday, Microsoft patched a number of serious vulnerabilities, including one that is nearly two decades old, dating back to Microsoft IE 3.0. Discovered by the IBM…
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http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17673

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE LATEST WINDOWS UPDATES INSTALLED – PATCH WAS RELEASED FOR THIS !


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Microsoft Releases Advisory for Unpatched Windows Vulnerability zero-day

Microsoft Releases Advisory for Unpatched Windows Vulnerability zero-day

Microsoft Releases Advisory for Unpatched Windows Vulnerability
United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)
National Cyber Awareness System:
Microsoft Releases Advisory for Unpatched Windows Vulnerability
10/22/2014 09:02 AM EDT
Original release date: October 22, 2014
IN FULL:
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/10/22/Microsoft-Releases-Advisory-Unpatched-Windows-Vulnerability

PRESS:
Microsoft warns of Windows zero-day; hackers serve exploits in PowerPoint files
Computerworld
… that a successful exploit would let hackers hijack the PC so that they could, for example, steal information or plant other malware on the machine.
FULL: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2836722/microsoft-warns-of-windows-zero-day-hackers-serve-exploits-in-powerpoint-files.html

Windows 0-day exploited in ongoing attacks, temporary workarounds offered
Posted on Oct 22, 2014 02:09 pm
Microsoft is warning users about a new Windows zero-day vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild and is primarily a risk to users on servers and workstations that open documents with…
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http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17521


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Microsoft patches two more 0-days actively used by attackers

Microsoft patches two more 0-days actively used by attackers
Posted on Oct 15, 2014 03:37 pm
With this month’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has provided patches for several critical vulnerabilities that allow remote code execution, some of which have been or are actively exploited in the wild. …
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http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17498

Microsoft Goes From Cellar to Stellar in New Antivirus Test

Microsoft Goes From Cellar to Stellar in New Antivirus Test
PC Magazine
However, Dennis Batchelder, director of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC), contends that lab tests don’t reflect the product’s actual user …
http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/326487-microsoft-goes-from-cellar-to-stellar-in-new-antivirus-test

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Emsisoft Emergency Kit 9 overhauls interface to simplify malware cleaning

Emsisoft Emergency Kit 9 overhauls interface to simplify malware cleaning
BetaNews
Emsisoft has released Emsisoft Emergency Kit 9, a major new build of its portable malware cleaning toolkit for Windows PCs. The new build jumps …
http://betanews.com/2014/08/19/emsisoft-emergency-kit-9-overhauls-interface-to-simplify-malware-cleaning/

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