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The computer manufacturer pre-installed adware on its own computers. The adware, Visual Discovery by Superfish, not only puts extra ads in your browser, but also opens a backdoor for hackers to spy on your browsing and steal personal data. CNET Update explains the adware and what it takes to remove it:
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