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    Superfish something to worry about?

    I did a find in my regedit and it's there, can i delete it if it's an issue ??

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02...phish_torpedo/
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    It IS an issue. Here's 2 articles about how to remove Superfish:

    How to remove the dangerous Superfish adware preinstalled on Lenovo PCs

    How to remove Superfish adware from your laptop

    Hope this helps...

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    Thanks Rick but I don't have a Lenovo PC, I built mind a couple yrs ago. I have XP pro on one drive and win7 home on another and using win7.

    Don't have any idea why superfish is in my registry.

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    The principle is the same... check to see whether you have the Superfish certificate installed.

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    Hey Y'all,

    Jag, got me curious so I searched my registry and found 2 entries as well:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extension Compatibility\{GUID HERE}
    SuperFish.JPG
    HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extension Compatibility\{GUID HERE}

    It would appear that Microsoft wants to make sure IE is compatible with SuperFish!
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Superfish is in the Registry because of a previous incompatibility (The Superfish Window Shopper add-on will cause Internet Explorer 9 to stop responding or crash) between IE and the Superfish Window Shopper IE add-on: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2520435

    An update to the Superfish Window Shopper add-on that fixes the compatibility issue is not available yet.

    To resolve this incompatibility, disable the Superfish Window Shopper add-on by following these steps:

    Close all Internet Explorer windows.
    Open a new Internet Explorer window.
    When you receive the Superfish Window Shopper add-on incompatibility notification, click Keep it disabled or ignore the notification.


    Note: Superfish Window Shopper add-on may not work correctly when the add-on is disabled.

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    4 Star Lounger Jagworld's Avatar
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    Should I delete the superfish in my reg ??

    BTW, I haven't used IE for 2-3 yrs, I believe windows update uses IE but not my default.

    I don't have superfish certificate in my FF brower.
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    Ignore it, all it does is trigger a Superfish Window Shopper add-on incompatibility notification - if you have installed that particular add-on.

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    OK !!
    I'm going to just ignore it if it ever pops up and i've never seen it.

    Thanks All.

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    Apparently, Superfish isn't the only thing we need to worry about http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31586610 - anyone for Comodo ?

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    Thanks Rick but I don't have a Lenovo PC,
    Apparently superfish has lots of cousins, nephews and neices. See this HowToGeek Article.
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    My answer is YES! I recently acquired a Lenovo PC. In accordance with my banks instructions I use Trusteer to protect my online banking. However everytime I tried to connect Trusteer gave an invalid certificate warning. I contacted Trusteer whose support was excellent. They analysed the logs and found Superfish was getting in the way of the authentication. I had already run a number of scans etc none of which identified/removed superfish. Was I had followed removal instructions online banking worked without warnings.
    I shall now complain to Lenovo for wasting my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Hey Y'all,

    Jag, got me curious so I searched my registry and found 2 entries as well:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extension Compatibility\{GUID HERE}
    SuperFish.JPG
    HKLM\Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extension Compatibility\{GUID HERE}

    It would appear that Microsoft wants to make sure IE is compatible with SuperFish!
    hmmm!
    So much for updating Windows to maintain security.

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    Sheesh
    Why would you install an anti-ad tool that puts new ads in?

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    Thanks for the various links, everyone. Shedding some light on this may help educate a few people. But if Microsoft really wants to keep users, they're going to need to look at this problem. It's akin to viruses. Back in the day, they were not treated seriously by Microsoft or ISP's and were thus able to proliferate. And now a large volume of software is coming "bundled" in ways that compromises end users. Sure - you make a little money on the side, but do you really think your customers will trust you again?

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