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New Windows netbooks may harbor malware

Discussion in 'Technical Discussions' started by jephree, May 24, 2009.

  1. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    New Windows netbooks may harbor malware( - Telecommunication - Security )

    Kaspersky Labs is warning users to scan brand new systems for malware before connecting them to the Internet after discovering attack code on a just-out-of-the-box Windows XP netbook.

  2. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    Wow, that's pretty bad. I never heard of M&A Companion, obviously a small company, where security is often lax. Scan before first use is probably a good idea with any computer.
  3. broni

    broni Malware Annihilator Techie7 Moderator Head Security

  4. johndept1

    johndept1 Techie7 New Member

    i cannot understand.
  5. jyeager24

    jyeager24 Guest

    thats wicked cool i mean that sucks for whoever gets it, but thats pretty cool. But i mean they obviously didn't think to scan before sending out the machines. >.> I would've at least connected to the internet to make sure it is working first before sending out the first one. But HEY! at least they got lined pockets....for now XD
  6. penguinpaul

    penguinpaul Dedicated Member

    Well since this thread has been bumped, I feel no guilt in replying to a year old post :boat:

    Kaspersky recommend that you transfer some Internet Security onto your new netbook, and update the definitions from another computer - great, people will read that, grab their USB FLASH DRIVES and transfer the definitions to the netbook - thus infecting their USB flash drive!!! :wacko: