Uninstall the Lenovo Accelerator application immediately


Lenovo with a statement on her website recommends that users uninstall the Accelerator application, which is installed by default on laptops running Windows 10.

Lenovo published the 31 May Advisory on the same day that Duo Security Security researchers published a large-scale report in which they decided to test the security of various updaters of drivers pre-installed on systems of different companies.lenovo

Duo experts tested laptops from Acer, Asus, Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP), and Lenovo, and found that they were all using applications that were vulnerable to Mit-the-middle attacks.

For Lenovo, the researchers tested the Lenovo Solution Center and Lenovo Update Agent applications. For specific applications and for the above companies you can read the publication

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But it seems as if the Lenovo application, Accelerator, is not so safe. It is an application that is used to speed up the launch of other Lenovo applications.

From the Lenovo advisory, it appears that during the Duo trials, investigator Mikhail Davidov discovered a vulnerability and reported it to the company.

According to Davidov's discovery, this application also exposes users to MITM attacks every time it "asks" Lenovo servers if there are any new updates.

So the company instead of trying to correct the application as it did with Lenovo Solution Center decided to withdraw it completely.

Lenovo advises its customers to uninstall Lenovo Accelerator from "Applications and Features" in Windows 10. By selecting the Lenovo Accelerator application click on "Uninstall".

Below is a list of Lenovo computers that Lenovo Accelerator is installed in Windows 10.

Where is the Lenovo Accelerator
Lenovo Notebook:
305
700
300S
500 / 500S
B40-30/B40-45/B40-45/B40-80
B41-30/B41-35/B41-80
B50-30/B50-30 Touch/B50-45/B50-80/B51-30/B51-35/B51-80
E31-70/E31-80/E40-30/E40-80/E41-80/E50-30/E50-80/E51-80
Edge 15
Edge 2-1580
Erazer N40-30 / Erazer N40-45
Erazer N50-45 / Erazer N50-45
Erazer Z41-70
Erazer Z51-70
FLEX 2 Pro
FLEX 3
FLEX 4
K20-80
K21-80
K41-70 / K41-80
M41-70
M51-80
MIIX 3
MIIX 700
N41-35
N51-35
S21e-20
S41-35/S41-70/S41-75
TianYi 300
U31-70
U41-70
V4000
XiaoXin 700
Y50-70 / Y50-70 Touch
Y50c
Y700 / Y700 Touch
Y70-70 Touch
Y900
Yoga 2
YOGA 3 14
Yoga 3 Pro
Yoga 300
YOGA 500 / YOGA 510
YOGA 700 / YOGA 710 / YOGA 900 / YOGA 900S
Z41-70
Z51-70

Lenovo Desktop:
50050C / 50100E / 50550A / 50600I
A3300
A7300
A8150
B40
C20
C40
C50
C560
D3000
D5010 / D5050 / D5055
F5005 / F5050 / F5055
G5005 / G5010 / G5050 / G5055
H3005
H30-50
H5005 / H5055
H50-50
IdeaCentre 200
IdeaCentre 300 / 300S
IdeaCentre 510 / 510S
IdeaCentre 700
M7300z
M8300z / M8350z
M9550z
Yoga Home 500


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