- Mar 25, 2012
Yeah, and Lenovo told me on the phone that they don't install spyware, adware, etc. when I bought a Laptop from them last October and wanted a damn recovery disk. You can make recovery disks with their software, but you can't make a recovery disk that you can later use to install to a "new" hard drive. Yep, still have to have the same hard drive in the laptop. If that ever fails, you MUST *buy* recovery media. This is where I won't write all the cusswords I could use to describe Lenovo, but you can just pretend that I said a bunch of really nasty crap about Lenovo right here.
Ever heard of Superfish?
If you didn't click that link, give it a read. That link is 48 hours old. Seems that Lenovo:
1. Lied about the fact that Superfish posed no thread, then reversed that comment later.
2. Said they would release a tool that would remove Superfish completely and permanently from a given machine. That was proven to be false.
3. Claimed the company stopped using the software in December, but it looks like they are still shipping machines with it!
So yeah, everything any employee says about Lenovo is a lie as far as I'm concerned. They were incompetent, useless, and untrained based on my experience with them on the phone. Frankly, I find it gratifying that Lenovo is getting an electrified metal ***** in their ass right now. They deserve f'in every inch of it.
What I want to see is them release a tool that would completely and permanently remove Superfish from a given machine.. even from the backup images that are stored in the "recovery" partition of the hard drive. Then i want them to offer recovery disks for free to those that were afflicted that do not have anything even close to Superfish on them. Anything less than that is a FAIL in my opinion, and they wholeheartedly deserve that failing grade if they don't do that in my opinion for the bullcrap they've done with this.