Some Eee Boxes have been shipped with a virus, according to PC World.
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.
Despite repeated attempts to get more information from Asustek, the company has not confirmed that the problem is limited to only Japanese Eee Box PCs. The company also didn’t explain how the virus got into the computers.
Well, that was embarrassing.