(Bloomberg) -- Lenovo Group Ltd. apologized to customers as it works with users to enable laptop computer owners to remove pre-installed software that potentially exposed them to hacking attacks and unauthorized activity monitoring.

The biggest maker of personal computers said it was a mistake to have the software, made by a company called Superfish, included on Lenovo machines. Lenovo posted links on Twitter to its website with information about the software and removal instructions.

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