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  1. [News] Windows-based Eee PCs Come with Viruses Out of the Box

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    Asus reports virus loaded into Eee Box PCs

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    | Asustek Computer's Japanese arm has alerted owners of its new Eee Box
    | low-cost desktop PC that the machine shipped with a virus.
    |
    | The D drive of the Eee Box B202, which launched in Japan last week, contains
    | a virus file named "recycled.exe," Asustek said in a statement. When the
    | drive is opened, the virus begins copying itself to the main C drive on the
    | machine and to any other removable drives or USB memory connected to the
    | computer.
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    http://www.networkworld.com/news/200...aded-into.html


    Days ago:

    12 Most Devastating PC Viruses and Worms of All Time

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    | 12. Nimda
    | Nimda is a computer worm, isolated in September 2001. It is also a file
    | infector. It quickly spread, eclipsing the economic damage caused by past
    | outbreaks such as Code Red. Multiple propagation vectors allowed Nimda to
    | become the Internet’s most widespread virus/worm within 22 minutes. Due to
    | the release date, some media quickly began speculating a link between the
    | virus and Al Qaeda, though this relationship ended up being untrue. Nimda
    | affected both user workstations (clients) running Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, or
    | 2000 and servers running Windows NT and 2000. The worm's name spelled
    | backwards is "admin".
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    http://www.junauza.com/2008/07/12-mo...ruses-and.html
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  2. Re: [News] Windows-based Eee PCs Come with Viruses Out of the Box

    Roy Schestowitz wrote:

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    > Asus reports virus loaded into Eee Box PCs
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    > | Asustek Computer's Japanese arm has alerted owners of its new Eee Box
    > | low-cost desktop PC that the machine shipped with a virus.
    > |
    > | The D drive of the Eee Box B202, which launched in Japan last week,
    > | contains a virus file named "recycled.exe," Asustek said in a statement.
    > | When the drive is opened, the virus begins copying itself to the main C
    > | drive on the machine and to any other removable drives or USB memory
    > | connected to the computer.
    > `----
    >


    Well... well... gee... that's not the first time that has happened...



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  3. Re: [News] Windows-based Eee PCs Come with Viruses Out of the Box

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    ____/ Jerry McBride on Wednesday 08 October 2008 22:27 : \____

    > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
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    >> Asus reports virus loaded into Eee Box PCs
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    >> | Asustek Computer's Japanese arm has alerted owners of its new Eee Box
    >> | low-cost desktop PC that the machine shipped with a virus.
    >> |
    >> | The D drive of the Eee Box B202, which launched in Japan last week,
    >> | contains a virus file named "recycled.exe," Asustek said in a statement.
    >> | When the drive is opened, the virus begins copying itself to the main C
    >> | drive on the machine and to any other removable drives or USB memory
    >> | connected to the computer.
    >> `----
    >>

    >
    > Well... well... gee... that's not the first time that has happened...


    Apple products too. Windows viruses though... not UNIX compatible.

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  4. Re: [News] Windows-based Eee PCs Come with Viruses Out of the Box

    On 2008-10-08, Jerry McBride wrote:
    > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
    >> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
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    >>
    >> Asus reports virus loaded into Eee Box PCs
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >> | Asustek Computer's Japanese arm has alerted owners of its new Eee Box
    >> | low-cost desktop PC that the machine shipped with a virus.
    >> |
    >> | The D drive of the Eee Box B202, which launched in Japan last week,
    >> | contains a virus file named "recycled.exe," Asustek said in a statement.
    >> | When the drive is opened, the virus begins copying itself to the main C
    >> | drive on the machine and to any other removable drives or USB memory
    >> | connected to the computer.
    >> `----
    >>

    >
    > Well... well... gee... that's not the first time that has happened...


    Gee, Microsoft are getting good. Now even your viruses come
    preinstalled! No need to even connect to the 'net.

    --
    Regards,

    Gregory.
    Gentoo Linux - Penguin Power

  5. Re: [News] Windows-based Eee PCs Come with Viruses Out of the Box

    On 2008-10-09, Gregory Shearman claimed:
    > On 2008-10-08, Jerry McBride wrote:
    >> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>
    >>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
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    >>>
    >>> Asus reports virus loaded into Eee Box PCs
    >>>
    >>> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>> | Asustek Computer's Japanese arm has alerted owners of its new Eee Box
    >>> | low-cost desktop PC that the machine shipped with a virus.
    >>> |
    >>> | The D drive of the Eee Box B202, which launched in Japan last week,
    >>> | contains a virus file named "recycled.exe," Asustek said in a statement.
    >>> | When the drive is opened, the virus begins copying itself to the main C
    >>> | drive on the machine and to any other removable drives or USB memory
    >>> | connected to the computer.
    >>> `----
    >>>

    >>
    >> Well... well... gee... that's not the first time that has happened...

    >
    > Gee, Microsoft are getting good. Now even your viruses come
    > preinstalled! No need to even connect to the 'net.


    It's a feature planned for Windross 7.

    --
    Microsoft: The company that made web surfing dangerous.


  6. Re: [News] Windows-based Eee PCs Come with Viruses Out of the Box

    ____/ Sinister Midget on Thursday 09 October 2008 05:58 : \____

    > On 2008-10-09, Gregory Shearman claimed:
    >> On 2008-10-08, Jerry McBride wrote:
    >>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
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    >>>>
    >>>> Asus reports virus loaded into Eee Box PCs
    >>>>
    >>>> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>>> | Asustek Computer's Japanese arm has alerted owners of its new Eee Box
    >>>> | low-cost desktop PC that the machine shipped with a virus.
    >>>> |
    >>>> | The D drive of the Eee Box B202, which launched in Japan last week,
    >>>> | contains a virus file named "recycled.exe," Asustek said in a statement.
    >>>> | When the drive is opened, the virus begins copying itself to the main C
    >>>> | drive on the machine and to any other removable drives or USB memory
    >>>> | connected to the computer.
    >>>> `----
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Well... well... gee... that's not the first time that has happened...

    >>
    >> Gee, Microsoft are getting good. Now even your viruses come
    >> preinstalled! No need to even connect to the 'net.

    >
    > It's a feature planned for Windross 7.


    "Quick! Jane, take the one /without/ the virus."

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    ~~ Best of wishes

    "The number of developers working on improving Linux vastly exceeds the number
    of Microsoft developers working on Windows NT."

    --Paul Maritz, Microsoft

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