Lenovo laptops have rootkits installed – find out if your PC is infected

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We’ve just posted the following news: Lenovo laptops have rootkits installed – find out if your PC is infected[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2011/09/LenovoLogo.jpg[/newsimage]

Computer manufacturer Lenovo is using a rootkit to make sure their software remains installed, even on clean Windows installs. The rootkit is able to have the BIOS overwrite Windows system files on bootup.

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#2

My desktop is a Lenovo but old enough they weren’t doing that.
I still had some to do to eliminate the Lenovo recovery partition .

Other dealings with Lenovo made me decide to never purchase another of their computers so no worries there.

I wonder how many other computer manufacturers will be doing this.


#3

My advice to everyone: never, ever, EVER, [B]EVER[/B] buy a Lenovo. If you do, I can gurantee other manufactures are going to try to pull the same thing:

“Everyone else is doing it, so when we do it too, we’re not bad guys. It’s just a standard industry practice.”

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#4

Why am I not surprised… :rolleyes:

Hacking by individuals & groups for fun, interest, activism or criminal gain hits the headlines every day.

But when it comes to the corporate ‘hacking’ of individuals for profit, I suspect this is just a streak of guano deposited by a small seabird on the tip of the proverbial iceberg.