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Re: Malware Found On Brand-New Windows Netbook

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____/ Nick Ballard on Sunday 24 May 2009 00:27 : \____

> Peter Köhlmann wrote:
>> http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=58E2CC84-1A64-67EA-E459AE31EA733AAE
>> To ensure that a new PC is malware-free, [Kaspersky] recommended that
>> before users connect the machine to the Internet, they install security
>> software, update it by retrieving the latest definition file on another
>> computer, and transferring that update to the new system, then running a
>> full antivirus scan
>> Yes. That sounds so windows-like. Being infected before you turn the
>> computer on...
> Only a fully-brainwashed Windows user would consider it normal behavior
> to go around sneakernetting virus definitions preemtively, as if the
> network cable itself had a virus.
> Thats' not normal.  That's insane.

It only takes seconds for a Windows computer to be infected whilst connected
(on a high-speed network). This was published as a finding in big media

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