Lenovo Busted for Pre-Installing Adware

Lenovo busted for shipping new computers with pre-installed adware.

This software would replace ads served by other companies with ones tied directly to “Superfish”.

This kind of insidious stuff is VERY BAD, and more people need to know that it was happening. There should be a class-action lawsuit as well, but given that click-through-and-give-up-your-right-to-sue has already been given SCOTUS approval, I’d doubt any one person has enough standing or damage to bring suit.

It looks like Lenovo has been installing adware onto new consumer computers from the company that activates when taken out of the box for the first time. The adware, named Superfish,…