I need to buy a new laptop and I was considering a Lenovo. But I'm having second thoughts - and even ruled them out -after being reminded that they got caught a few years ago of installing malware on the computers they were selling. It led to a class action law suit, which was settled. But it didn't seem to hurt them as people kept buying their computers. So they somehow regained their credibility.
Yes, I know Microsoft, Google, Facebook, etc., are tracking all of us. But what Lenovo did was worse, wasn't it? This wasn't just installing cookies to track your browsing history and purchases. I believe they installed software that allowed them to get account numbers and passwords.
Making it worse, was that after getting caught, Lenovo gave their customers a removal tool that said it removed the software. But it really didn't. And even if it did, who's to say they (somehow) put it back after it was removed?
Even if Lenovo said they won't do this anymore, can we believe them? Why should we believe them?
So I thought I'd ask everyone here what they think about this. Would you buy a Lenovo despite their history?
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Please follow the below KB article for the steps to be followed on a Lenovo PC with McAfee installed.
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As your query was about Lenovo phishing software, I had provided the article which explains on how to remove the software and files, if you would like to purchase a Lenovo PC and if any present in the PC.
Please let us know if you have any other concerns.
Yes, my concern is the software they were putting on their laptops. Have they stopped it? Do we believe them? Is this a reason to avoid Lenovo?
And why was this topic removed from the General Discussion board?
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