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Thread: Boot virus shipped on German laptops

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Aged malware installed on batch of Vista systems.

    A consignment of laptops from German manufacturer Medion, sold through German and Danish branches of giant retail chain Aldi, have been found to be infected with the boot sector virus 'Stoned.Angelina', first seen as long ago as 1994 and last included on the official WildList in 2001.

    According to German sources, anywhere between 10,000 and 100,000 systems may be infected, but as the machines apparently ship without floppy drives the virus is unlikely to spread. The systems come pre-installed with Windows Vista and Bullguard anti-virus, which will warn of the 'harmless' infection on booting the machines, but is unable to remove it.


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    How is that even possible? I thought all factory systems have an ISO of everything installed. I don't see how a virus can even get into it. lol It'd want my money back.

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    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    Thats messed up.

    They better provide a removal tool.

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    Remi's Avatar Mr. Remi to you!! BT Rep: +20BT Rep +20BT Rep +20BT Rep +20
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    How is this possible?? Unbelievable!!

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    All pc's should come equipped with a virus.
    Once they pass that the removal level, then they are permitted to use it.

    Mac users enjoy


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