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Asus Eee Box ships with virus

Owners on alert after virus warning from Japan

The desktop PC version of Asus' popular Eee PC has shipped with a virus in Japan, the company has warned.

The low-cost Eee Box, designed as a basic for managing photos, sending email, surfing the web, and other day-to-day tasks, launched in Japan last week, but Asus has warned owners that it contains a virus file named 'recycled.exe'.

The company said that the virus is located on the Eee Box's D drive. As soon as it's opened, it begins copying itself to the main C drive and to any other removable drives or USB drives. Asus has so far provided no details about how the virus found its way on to the Eee Box, nor whether the version shipping in the UK is affected.

The Eee Box is the desktop sibling to Asus's Eee PC notebook and comes equipped with Windows XP Home, a 1.6GHz N270 Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 80GB, 2.5in hard drive. The Eee Box also has an integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics card with shared video memory. It's available in the UK for £199.

See also:

Asus Eee Box review

Asus Eee PC reviews


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