By Chris JohnstonPosted December 10, 2016 10:25:51Lenovo computers are notorious for running malware that’s so bad that it’s almost impossible to recover the software.
But some of Lenovo’s laptops have an even more annoying problem: they don’t actually do anything useful, but just run ransomware.
According to Microsoft, Lenovo laptops run a variety of ransomware programs that encrypt files on your hard drive and then force you to pay up.
The Lenovo laptops that do this are called “Safecryptor,” “Crimson,” and “Gainlock.”
According to the official Lenovo support site, the malware uses the Windows Defender Anti-Malware software to encrypt files.
The software, which was released in 2016, is designed to protect computers from ransomware attacks.
It’s important to note that Windows Defender Antimalware is a separate product from the Windows Anti-Ransomware, and its detection is not based on the same criteria as Windows Defender.
However, there are ways to determine whether the software is actually running ransomware, which Microsoft describes as follows:You’ll need to download the free version of Windows Defender (version 1.8.3 or higher) and enable it.
Open the Control Panel.
Right-click the “Start” menu item, and select “Run as administrator.”
Select “Run As Administrator.”
On the Start Menu, click “Control Panel”.
Under “Administrative Tools”, click “Windows Defender Anti‑Malware” and then “Run this command to confirm.”
In the Command Prompt window, type in the following command: adb sideloads.bat /r /s:Windows Defender Antimware”After running the command, you’ll see the adb command prompt window.
If you get an error message, click OK.
The above command will automatically install the Windows Antimalirus application.
Once the installation completes, open the Windows firewall and check for any incoming and outgoing connections.
If you see an error like this:The malware should now appear as a red box.
Click the red “Add” button, and then click “OK.”
The malware will now be installed on your computer.
The malware appears to be running in the background and will continue to encrypt your files for the next few hours.
However once it’s finished, you can delete the ransomware and it won’t appear on your computers screen again.
This is not an isolated case.
In one recent report from security firm Kaspersky Lab, a Lenovo computer running a ransomware infection infected at least one user.
The user used the company’s own Windows Defender antivirus app to monitor the infected computer, but it never detected the ransomware, according to the report.”
This attack appears to have originated from the company Lenovo, which is known to be a key player in the security business.
In fact, Lenovo has been known to provide software support to the ransomware victims and is one of the most active users in the malware market,” the Kaspersk report read.
It was the first time that Kaspers’ analysis had detected such a widespread ransomware infection from the same manufacturer.
The report concluded that this was a new and more sophisticated variant of ransomware that was not detected by Windows Defender prior to the release of Windows 10.
It may seem like a small amount of money to the average user, but there are potentially huge consequences to this ransomware outbreak.
The company’s support page has been updated to inform customers that they need to install a new version of the anti-malware application and update their computer.
Lenovo’s support team also advised users that the ransomware might be active again soon.
In the meantime, it’s important that users pay attention to their system settings.
In addition to the new versions of the Windows and Windows Defender anti-Rocker applications, Lenovo is also offering a Windows 10-specific version of its antivirus software called Antivirus Guard.
It offers a suite of additional security features, including an improved warning and action tool, better encryption support, and a more advanced detection of malicious files.