Remove Superfish Root Certificate

Remove Superfish Root Certificate


Superfish is an Adware application pre-installed on some Lenovo devices that leaves users vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks through the presence of a non-standard root certificate with a compromised private key. Removal of this certificate is recommended to mitigate its potential use for MITM attacks.


  • Open the MMC (Start > Run > mmc).
  • Go to File > Add / Remove Snap In
  • Double Click Certificates
  • Select Computer Account.
  • Select Local Computer > Finish
  • Click OK to exit the Snap-In window.
  • Click [+] next to Certificates > Trusted Root Certification Authorities > Certificates
  • Locate and select the Superfish Certificate.
  • Right Click and select Delete
  • Click OK to confirm removal of the root certificate.

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