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Eee Box Shipped With Malware
 
Asus recently began shipping out their new low-cost Eee Box PC in Japan.  Unfortunately, customers will be getting more than they bargained for.  It seems that the secondary D: drive partition holds the "Recycled.exe" virus.  This worm is able to infect all external storage devices attached to the PC.
 
Asus has made an official apology and offered to replace the infected PCs with clean ones free of charge.  The infection can possibly be found on the following models:
 
Model numberUPC code
EEEBOXB202-B610839761807                   
EEEBOXB202-W610839761814
EBXB202BLK/VW161D610839530526
EBXB202WHT/VW161D-W         610839531202
EBXB202BLK/VK191T610839547753
 
In another report, it seems that Asus is blaming the China-based OEM that put together the PCs.  They have even gone so far as to threaten to move their orders to Foxconn, Pegatron, or other OEM providers.  At this time, the current OEM manufacturer is unknown.
 
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