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    Lenovo unveils range of refreshed laptops

    Including a new ThinkPad X1 Carbon that's arguably the best laptop of CES 2017.
    Watch the show..

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    Re: Lenovo unveils range of refreshed laptops

    Refreshed spyware too I hope; screw Lenovo.

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    Re: Lenovo unveils range of refreshed laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by Vigil View Post
    Refreshed spyware too I hope; screw Lenovo.
    I quote like my Lenovo ideapad, I just did what I do with all manufacturer installed OS's, nuke and reinstall.

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    Re: Lenovo unveils range of refreshed laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by Vigil View Post
    Refreshed spyware too I hope; screw Lenovo.
    It was only ever Lenovo's consumer stuff which had the spyware.
    The business line ThinkPads were not affected.
    However..
    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    I quote like my Lenovo ideapad, I just did what I do with all manufacturer installed OS's, nuke and reinstall.
    ... Lenovo had two major spyware controversies: Superfish was software and the far more sinister one 'Lenovo Service Engine (LSE) a rootkit in the BIOS which a clean install would not solve.
    http://www.zdnet.com/article/lenovo-...ot-be-deleted/

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    Re: Lenovo unveils range of refreshed laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vigil View Post
    Refreshed spyware too I hope; screw Lenovo.
    It was only ever Lenovo's consumer stuff which had the spyware.
    The business line ThinkPads were not affected.
    However..
    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    I quote like my Lenovo ideapad, I just did what I do with all manufacturer installed OS's, nuke and reinstall.
    ... Lenovo had two major spyware controversies: Superfish was software and the far more sinister one 'Lenovo Service Engine (LSE) a rootkit in the BIOS which a clean install would not solve.
    http://www.zdnet.com/article/lenovo-...ot-be-deleted/
    Interesting stuff, as it is my model isn't affected hence I haven't had any issues but will say I bought without knowledge of these previous issues, if I did I would have still bought as its a great piece of kit and would have of course made sure I did the necessary to remove said features.

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    Re: Lenovo unveils range of refreshed laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by Percy1983 View Post
    Interesting stuff, as it is my model isn't affected hence I haven't had any issues but will say I bought without knowledge of these previous issues, if I did I would have still bought as its a great piece of kit and would have of course made sure I did the necessary to remove said features.
    Can't find it now, but I think there was at the very least a proof-of-concept about a rootkit being able to be flashed into a BIOS. I think one of the BIOS firms released a security update to prevent something like that but it's always possible some hackers will perfect something similar someday.

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