Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically remove the Superfish VisualDiscovery application from the system and the affected Superfish certificate from the Windows Certificate Store.
Firefox browser users: manual action needed
Take note that F-Secure products will not remove the Superfish certificate from Mozilla products. To do so, follow the instructions provided by Lenovo at:
Lenovo has published a free Superfish uninstall tool, available from:
Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.
Adware:W32/Superfish is a program pre-installed on some Lenovo consumer laptop models that surreptitiously inserts advertisements into webpages viewed by the user. According to a comment from Lenovo, the advertising content is determined based on analysis of images displayed during browsing, in order to display similar products.
For more information, see:
- Lenovo: Lenovo statement on Superfish
- Forbes (19th February 2015): How Lenovo's Superfish 'Malware' Works And What You Can Do To Kill It
- Arstechnica (20th February 2015): Lenovo PCs ship with man-in-the-middle adware that breaks HTTPS connections