Thursday, October 09, 2008
Virus reported on ASUS Eee Box PC
ASUS have reported a virus present on the hard disk of their new Eee Box desktop PC. I was only able to find this in Japanese on the ASUS web site ("ASUSミニパソコン新製品「Eee Box」でのウイルス混入に関するお詫び" translated: 'ASUS new mini-computer "Eee Box" on the incorporation of the virus in Apology'). The Register have an explanation in English: "Asus admits Eee Box mini PC shipped with virus", (Tony Smith, 8th October 2008 12:10 GMT). Presumably this virus only applies to units running the Windows XP operating system, not ones using Linux.