Malware spotted on new Windows netbooks

May 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm

MalwareKaspersky Labs, who is known for its anti-virus software, has reported finding malware on a new $499 Windows XP netbook. A senior researcher with the firm scanned the machine and found three instances of malware on it. The researcher said that the malware appeared to have been accidentally loaded onto the netbook at the factory.

The malware included a variant of the AutoRun worm that spreads from PC to PC through USB thumb drives. The netbook was still in its original packaging when the researchers bought it. Read more