Lenovo caught installing tracking software on refurbished laptops



We’ve just posted the following news: Lenovo caught installing tracking software on refurbished laptops[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2011/09/LenovoLogo.jpg[/newsimage]

Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo is again caught installing dubious software on laptops. The company was previously found installing Superfish spyware on laptops and some Lenovo computers came with a BIOS rootkit.

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/lenovo-caught-installing-tracking-software-on-refurbished-laptops-77400/](http://www.myce.com/news/lenovo-caught-installing-tracking-software-on-refurbished-laptops-77400/)

            Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.


Why does Lenovo appear to insist that they can make money by continuing to damage their reputation? Users don’t like malware, so they have no reason to choose a Lenovo over some other brand.


I don’t like being tracked. I am paranoid enough now without now purchasing, NOT licensing but purchasing hardware that some idiot decides needs to spy an me and report back to a third party. Unless Lenovo want to provide me with a device for free due to the spyware installed then it should be CLEAN and devoid of any software that I don’t want. Putting it in the EULA is not an acceptable reason for having it there. Also, the EULA font is often so small or so cluttered that these type of notifications are easily missed. I once copied the ELUA from some software and pasted into a document, Time Roman, 12 point and it came to 12 pages of text with stuff all white space between clauses. Damn confusing and making it hard to figure out what was being said without a law degree.


If I buy a Lenovo laptop and find on it something like that, on day two I’ll send that laptop back and buy other brand that do not have crap pre-installed. End of story.