Oops. Looks like the new Asus Eee Box mini desktop PC is shipping with a virus on the hard drive which Symantec identifies as the W32/Usbalex worm.
Asus isn’t hiding from the issue and admits that the Eee Box as in fact shipped with a virus but only models sold in Japan.
No word yet on how the virus may have gotten there to begin with.
[Via PC Advisor]
The latest addition to Asus’ Eee line of computers is beginning to hit stores, but time it’s a desktop computer and not an ultra-portable notebook.
While it looks more like an Apple router than a computer, the Asus Eee Box B202 is actually a full computer (less an optical drive) that can either sit on your desk or be mounted onto the back of an LCD monitor using a VESA mount.
Specs of the B202 include:
- Microsoft Windows XP Home (later models will also be available with Linux)
- Intel 1.6GHz Atom processor
- Intel GMA 950 graphics with DVI connector
- 1GB of RAM
- 80GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Four USB ports
- Available in white or black
One of the coolest features of the B202 is it’s “Express Gate” instant-on feature, allowing you to boot the computer to a basic shell and access your “web browser, IM chat, photo manager or Skype in only 7 seconds”.
For more info check out the product page here.