New Computer Comes with Side Order of Malware

20 May 2009

eWeek, By Brian Prince

Sometimes when you buy a computer you get more than you bargained for. Such was the case when Kaspersky Lab purchased an M&A Companion Touch netbook.

Bundled along with the device were three pieces of malware--Worm.Win32.AutoRun.aayn, Rootkit.Win32.Agent.hwq and Packed.Win32.Krap.g. After some analysis, researchers concluded the files had been present since February, long before the security company bought the netbook.