After reading the news article "Superfish: how do you know if your computer is affected? And how do you get rid of it?" (http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/superfish-how-do-you-know-if-your-computer-is-affected-and-how-do-you-get-rid-of-it-10059987.html) by Andrew Griffin, published in The Independent on 20 February 2015, the detective team at Bradford share tips to avert computer fraud.
The article by Andrew Griffin, published in The Independent on 20 February: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/superfish-how-do-you-know-if-your-computer-is-affected-and-how-do-you-get-rid-of-it-10059987.html, describes the dangers of Superfish adware that, according to earlier reports, had been installed in Lenovo laptops. The malware enables hackers to access users' web activity and compromise the victims' privacy and security. The program can affect any computer system and not just Lenovo devices. The previous day, researchers reported that the Superfish malware inserts ads into users' web browsers and also affects the security of the laptop device. To check whether computers are affected by the program, concerned users can take the Superfish CA Test on all browsers; this test will confirm whether or not the browser is affected by the malware. The Superfish can be uninstalled easily, by navigating to "Uninstall a program," looking for "Superfish Inc VisualDiscovery" and then clicking to uninstall. The user then has to uninstall the certificates, which is a necessary step to free the computer of the adware. Wiping out the entire computer and reinstalling the operating system is the only sure-fire way to ensure Superfish is not affecting the computer's security.
After reading the events detailed in the news article published in The Independent, Private Detectives Bradford (http://privatedetective-bradford.co.uk) have spoken out over the need to involve reliable private investigation services in solving computer fraud such as the Superfish malware case. The investigative branch at Bradford has a fully equipped and functional PC forensics department that helps clients deal with all sorts of pesky, computer-related problems such as viruses, bugs and malware. The investigators at Bradford are exceedingly skilled, and trained to detect highly complex Trojans and bugs and eliminate any malware or spyware in the user's computer. The private investigators have a solid background recovering lost or stolen information on all sorts of PC devices for the clients. The detectives can also install efficient safety devices to keep the computer secure from harmful external programs in the future. When in need, clients can contact Private Detectives Bradford and set up a meeting at a convenient time.
Chris Reid, the Chief Investigator at Private Detectives Bradford (http://privatedetective-bradford.co.uk), has been interviewed over the immediate need to contact private services in case of fraud. Detective Reid is insistent that cases such as that of Superfish adware need the expertise and proficiency that a capable investigative firm such as Private Detectives Bradford can provide. "Hacking is a very invasive crime that takes away a user's right to web privacy, and gives the hacker access to their confidential information, which is then used for nefarious purposes such as stealing large amounts of cash. I advise you all to remain vigilant when installing unknown programs or opening suspicious emails. Precaution is the best policy. If your computer device has been affected, contact us at Bradford for superior computer forensic services," Reid says. The detective can be reached through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the company telephone number (01274 454 171).