Worm, rootkit discovered on virgin M&A Companion Touch Netbook, reports Kaspersky

Even you new purchased Netbook, Notebook and desktop PCs may be malware infected, after discovering attack code on a brand new Windows XP-based M&A Companion Touch netbook, Kaspersky Labs warned users yesterday that they should scan out-of-the-box virgin systems for malware before connecting them to the Internet. Roel Schouwenberg found three pieces of malware on $499 netbook […]

Even you new purchased Netbook, Notebook and desktop PCs may be malware infected, after discovering attack code on a brand new Windows XP-based M&A Companion Touch netbook, Kaspersky Labs warned users yesterday that they should scan out-of-the-box virgin systems for malware before connecting them to the Internet. Roel Schouwenberg found three pieces of malware on $499 netbook via multiple Windows system restore points, typically an indication that the machine had been updated with new drivers or software had been installed before it left the factory. One of the restore points, stamped with a February date, included the malware, indicating that it had been put on the machine before then. And the malware itself hinted how the netbook had been infected.

More info: Computerworld