Wednesday, February 20th 2019

Lenovo Adware Class Action Lawsuit Settled, Claimants Get $40 on Average

The class action lawsuit levied against Lenovo and Superfish for the Visual Discovery adware has long since been settled. With roughly 800,000 laptops sold between September 2014 and February 2015 having been affected and therefore qualifying for a claim estimated at up to $40. While claims can go higher with proof, the majority of claimants will likely pick the easy option. That said, a rumor from Media Post is now stating users may be eligible for up to $55 thanks in part to fewer people coming forward than initially expected. This is likely not true as the settlement came out January 11th. Even so, this new rumor gaining traction at least serves as a good reminder that if you haven't done so and you have a system that qualifies (listed after the break) you can go here and submit a claim. All claimants have until March 25th, 2019 to file there claim.
Affected Systems:
  • G Series G410, G510, G710, G40-70, G50-70, G40-30, G50-30, G50-45
  • U Series U430P, U430Touch, U530Touch
  • Y Series Y40-70, Y50-70
  • Z Series: Z50-75, Z40-70, Z50-70
  • Flex Series Flex2 14D, Flex2 15D, Flex2 14, Flex2 15, Flex2 15(BTM), Flex 10
  • MIIX Series MIIX2-10, MIIX2-11
  • YOGA Series YOGA2Pro-13, YOGA2-13, YOGA2-11BTM, YOGA2-11HSW
Sources: Top Class Action, Media Post
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8 Comments on Lenovo Adware Class Action Lawsuit Settled, Claimants Get $40 on Average

#1
natr0n
Got a pile of laptops a few from lenevo. I could prob get more from the suit than I could sell them for.
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#2
silentbogo
It's time to dig through my parts pile. Should have at least a pair of G-series Lenovos (good beer fund).
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#3
Tomgang
This is why i either delete as much as possible or format c a new laptop or oem desktop pc. To get rid of potential crap ware and other things that just slows down the pc.
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#4
OC-Ghost
This is a U.S only thing, kinda weird since it is a world wide issue
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#6
SomeOne99h
Tomgang, post: 3999133, member: 154607"
This is why i either delete as much as possible or format c a new laptop or oem desktop pc. To get rid of potential crap ware and other things that just slows down the pc.
This adware comes installed on your OS from the BIOS, if you reformat the OS, it will get reinstalled too. BIOS hack is required for it.
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#7
lynx29
Tomgang, post: 3999133, member: 154607"
This is why i either delete as much as possible or format c a new laptop or oem desktop pc. To get rid of potential crap ware and other things that just slows down the pc.
doesn't help in this case, Lenovo had some tracking/adware crap baked into the BIOS, same as when I clean install a SSD or NVME drive on my HP drive it auto knows my windows key still, etc.

also Asus Z390 mobo's now have BIOS bake in, every clean install will still auto install some of their bloat even on new builds. :D welcome to the future.

SomeOne99h, post: 3999313, member: 160342"
This adware comes installed on your OS from the BIOS, if you reformat the OS, it will get reinstalled too. BIOS hack is required for it.
ah didnt read the whole thread, you beat me to it, lol
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#8
jdmfreek1976
Does anyone know if the y510p would qualify
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