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Lenovo Caught, Pre-Installing spyware’s on Laptops

As we all know lenovo is one of the leading company for laptops and other gadgets in the world. It has once again been caught. But for why? Its because of installing spyware programs (keyloggers and others) on its laptops and workstations without the permission or knowledge of the main authority of the gadget. They had been caught red handedly.

This is the third time they are doing this:

Well, Lenovo Caught, Pre-Installing spyware’s on Laptops for the 3rd time! ¬†

‚ėÖ In the early part of 2015, Lenovo was caught red-handed for selling laptops with pre-installed – Superfish
malware that makes it easy to hack by the hackers.

‚ėÖ And again, In August, Lenovo again got caught installing unwanted and non-removable crapware into part
of the BIOS reserved for custom drivers.

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Who Discovered This?

 

Michael Horowitz from Computerworld has discovered a program in the lenovo laptops, called ” Lenovo Customer Feedback Program 64 ,” that can be categorized as Spyware software. This software steals the credentials of the main authority of the system. But you know, the main purpose of the software was to send customers feedback data to Lenovo servers but it is not so. It is one of the biggest scam people are facing today.

The Main Spywares and Location Tracker Files :

 

Horowitz the man behind discovering this scam, also found that this program includes some other files:

1.Lenovo.TVT.CustomerFeedback.Agent.exe. config
2.Lenovo.TVT.CustomerFeedback.InnovApps.dll
3. Lenovo.TVT.CustomerFeedback.OmnitureSiteCatalyst.dll

 

How they affect us is that, they monitors our location or tracks the location by those pre installed softwares.

How to Remove Lenovo Spyware?

 

In order to remove ‘Lenovo Customer Feedback Program 64′ from your affected system, you have to do the job
manually.
Follow these simple steps (for 64-bit version of Windows)

1) Download TaskSchedulerView
2) open Customer Feedback Program 64 daily task from running
3) permanently remove it by going to this location  \Program Files (x86)\Lenovo

 

So, this is the way to remove the spywares and location tracker softwares. If you are thinking to take a Lenovo lappy then make sure you find for the spywares (if there) and then remove it by the above procedure. It is being founded that the scam is still continuing. So, stay secure from this…¬†

Thanks..If you are not able to remove the scam files then do comment. I will try my best to repy and solve your problems…

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