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.
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:
A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:
Check for the latest database updates
First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.
Submit a sample
After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.
NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.
Exclude a file from further scanning
If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.
Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.
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: