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Kudos0

Superfish and cert8.db file

I have a Lenovo Yoga that was infected with Superfish. Luckily, I found out shortly after getting the pc in January about the Superfish adware and removed the program. Unfortunately, I didn't know anything about the certificates until today when I ran a scan with Norton Security. I deleted the certificate from Thunderbird and checked Firefox (Explorer and Chrome too, even though I rarely use them) and did not find the Superfish certificate. I restarted my pc and ran another scan only to be told by Norton that I had missed part of Superfish in my pc's cert8.db file. I found this file, but am hesitant to delete it since I'm not sure what it will do. Is it safe to delete this file? Is this file a threat? Should I ignore it? Thank you for any help that you can give me.

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Kudos0

Re: Superfish and cert8.db file

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: Superfish and cert8.db file

Hi,

I have also been having trouble with the cert8.db file. I have gotten rid of all traces of superfish by running the automated tool provided by Lenovo. I have also double checked that the program was uninstalled, that the certificates in Mozilla are gone, and restarted my computer. Norton kept flagging the cert8.db file so I deleted it and a new one was created next time I opened Mozilla. Norton is still flagging it and I am unsure what else I can do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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