Lenovo caught using rootkit-like technique to reload bloatware on clean Windows installs

Some geeky types like to wipe a new system clean when they take it home to make sure there’s no bloat. But Lenovo owners have discovered bloatware that can re-spawn in the background even after a fresh Windows install.

These folks weren’t reinstalling from a Lenovo recovery image, either. They were using vanilla Windows media, yet somehow Lenovo software was sneaking back on to their systems after the installation had completed — and with no active connection to the Internet.

How is that possible? Because Lenovo was utilizing a rootkit-like mechanism to put it back. First Superfish, now this. It hasn’t been a great PR year for Lenovo.
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