New Windows netbooks/laptops may have malware

Do you know that brand new factory-fresh Windows netbooks/laptops may have malicious malware on them?

New Windows netbooks/laptops may have malware

I don’t want to create a panic but Kaspersky Lab anti-virus researcher Roel Schouwenberg reported (found his report via Twitter) that their team found malware (Worm.Win32.AutoRun.aayn, Rootkit.Win32.Agent.hwq & Packed.Win32.Krap.g) on one newly bought M&A Companion Touch mini-tablet PC (running Windows XP Home) and they have suspicion that those malware infected the mini-tablet PC when it was still at the factory!

New Windows netbooks/laptops may have malware

“…This case shows once again that even brand new products can leave the factory infected. Safeguarding against infected new devices is particularly difficult. Doing an offline scan with an up to date security solution normally is the most effective solution…”

Source: VirusList

Microsoft, what do you have to say about this disturbing discovery?
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