I recently bought a new laptop, every https:// connection I do to any site regardless of browser chain back to a root certificate issued by "superfish, inc". I have had a dig around but I can't seem to find the origin of the certificate and at no point did I authorise adding the "superfish" root certificate to my local certificate store.
My thoughts are that it could potentially be one of the pre-packaged security applications that came with the machine generating the certificates so that it can scan https:// traffic which I am not 100% comfortable with and at no point did I authorise it. I can't seem to find an affiliation with the superfish SSL certificate and any of the scanning software so I am a bit confused.
Has anyone else come across this, know where it came from and how I can remove this so that all my https:// traffic chain to their respective correct root certificates ? - apart from plucking it straight out of MMC.