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Ralf Maximus:
Unbelievable.  Via MaximumPC comes the news that certain Maxtor harddrives sold since August 2007 come pre-installed with the Virus.Win32.AutoRun.ah virus.

It's always nice to get something for free, but Maxtor... you're trying too hard.

Not the first occurrence, either, apparently.

If only reports like these would slow down the rate of North America's (the world's?) increasing dependence on Chinese manufacturing.

I've got one of the 3200's that I bought in September. So far no problems with it. It's actually a very nice and fast drive. I've ran a few virus scans on it per the Seagate website and it appears to be clean, so I think I got a good one.  8)

Anyone in DC who's gotten the one of *bad* ones>

Don't you have to format these drives before using them? How do they keep the virus?


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