Sunday, 22 February 2015

Virus Scanners Microsoft Remove Superfish-Adware

Microsoft released an update for the virus Security Essentials and Windows Defender that addresses the Super Fish-adware on Lenovo laptops as well as the self-signed certificate that the adware used will be deleted. Also the free Microsoft Safety Scanner is able to detect and remove Superfish.This was discovered by Filippo Valsorda of the CloudFlare Security Team.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has also the definition put the Super Fish-adware line, where the threat as a Trojan horse is described.In addition to Microsoft also have several other providers of anti-virus solutions now released an update to detect and remove Superfish. A survey on VirusTotal shows that Superfish yesterday by 17 of the 55 virus was detected. Earlier in the day there were still six .

Besides the anti-virus companies warn the American and Dutch government for Superfish. The Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) that part of the US Department of Homeland Security has issued this warning off. Consumers get it advised to remove the adware and the certificate installed. The Dutch government through published, an initiative of Economic Affairs, the National Cyber ​​Security Center and the ECP, a short article about Superfish.

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