Hardware vendor Lenovo has paid a sum of US$3.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the US Federal Trade Commission on behalf of 32 American states over charges that the company's laptops came with spyware pre-installed between August and December 2014.
“We are not happy at the almost impossible to remove software disguised as the Lenovo Service Engine (LSE),” say Lenovo owners. It has been happening on all machines manufactured from October 2014 to April 2015.
Even just the sound of it is something quite ferocious.
Lenovo has moved swiftly to douse the Superfish scandal, a third-party program pre-installed, only on consumer notebooks between September 2014 and February 2015.
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