New computer, sealed in box infected with malware/virus??

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  1. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Has anyone here ever seen a brand new computer unpacked from a sealed box preloaded with a virus? I was helping a friend of mine with his new computer, a quad core phenom 1.8 ghz with four gigs of ram that was completely unresponsive and had a bunch of suspicious entries in the running processes tab, one that comes to mind was chifunc32.exe

    We reinstalled Vista and everything was good after that but I thought it was bizarre to find a brand new computer in that state.
     
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  2. twiz

    twiz MDL Senior Member

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    I know OEM manufacturers use to preload a s**tton of crapware that pretty much ammounted to ad/spyware.
     
  3. killer23d

    killer23d MDL Novice

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    I am curious to know what brand is that new computer.
     
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  5. Dolorous Edd

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    Thanks for the input, the computer in question was a gateway.
     
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  6. Happy Joe

    Happy Joe MDL Novice

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    It could have been a customer return (stores often just reseal the box and sell them again).
    I'm another build it yourself fan...

    Enjoy!
     
  7. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

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    I ever built my own computers, is the best way, you can choose the best components, install the OS yourself and get a really good machine.:D
     
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  9. Dolorous Edd

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    #10 bertmace, Sep 27, 2009
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    yes this one and busykid 508 has one to with dell slic 2.1 I did put hd 4650 pcie card in new powerpack to 500w and pctv 800i tv card in mine works great for me the other one is stock and it get beta tested everyday by 4 and 6 year old
     
  11. Tlinux

    Tlinux MDL Novice

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    Never had a virus on a computer out of the box, but I did have a Virus on a CD that came with a software programing book once :D
     
  12. jasqid

    jasqid MDL Member

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    Mee too. Wish I could build my own notebook... that would be fun!
     
  13. danny3456

    danny3456 MDL Member

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    It sounds stupid. Commercially doesn't make any sense. Don't believe!!!:confused:
     
  14. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    You have no idea how much I care what you believe.
     
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  15. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    There was a big flag a few months ago about people buying Dell's and HP's from walmart, but they were actually re-conditioned and sold as New.
     
  16. colinzim

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    Viruses have come "out of the box" before. Sorry no example but I read in news once, I think it was 3rd party - not from Windows.
     
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  18. urie

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    You do realise you have replied to a thread almost 6 years old.