True for laptops and desktops.
Bought a Lenovo recently? Congratulations! They installed some malware for free called Superfish:Lenovo PCs ship with man-in-the-middle adware that breaks HTTPS connectionsARS Technica
Feb. 19, 2015http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/02 ... nnections/
Lenovo is selling computers that come preinstalled with adware that hijacks encrypted Web sessions and may make users vulnerable to HTTPS man-in-the-middle attacks that are trivial for attackers to carry out, security researchers said.
The critical threat is present on Lenovo PCs that have adware from a company called Superfish installed. As unsavory as many people find software that injects ads into Web pages, there's something much more nefarious about the Superfish package. It installs a self-signed root HTTPS certificate that can intercept encrypted traffic for every website a user visits. When a user visits an HTTPS site, the site certificate is signed and controlled by Superfish and falsely represents itself as the official website certificate.... [continue reading at above link]How to remove the Superfish malware: What Lenovo doesn’t tell youARS Technica
Feb. 19, 2015http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/02 ... -tell-you/
Uninstalling the software doesn't undo the damage it does to your system.