From Computerworld (Gregg Keizer)
After discovering attack code on a brand new Windows XP netbook, anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Labs warned users yesterday that they should scan virgin systems for malware before connecting them to the Internet.
When Kaspersky developers installed their recently-released Security for Ultra Portables on an M&A Companion Touch netbook purchased for testing, “they thought something strange was going on,” said Roel Schouwenberg [viruslist.com], a senior anti-virus researcher with the Moscow-based firm. Schouwenberg scanned the machine — a $499 netbook designed for the school market — and found three pieces of malware. Read the full story [computerworld.com]