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Panda detected viruses in my new USB flash drive

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September 1, 2009 5:59:58 PM

I had purchased on E-bay a 32 gb flash drive and immediately upon installing it, Panda detected 3 viruses and got rid of them. I was wondering how common that is to have viruses detected on a new flash drive? Maybe buyer should be aware anytime you get something from someone you don't know like through E-Bay.
September 1, 2009 6:16:43 PM

When you got this flash drive, was it used or brand new as in unopened.
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September 2, 2009 3:31:18 AM

tosh9i said:
When you got this flash drive, was it used or brand new as in unopened.


Hard to say. The description said it was new and came in a little sealed plastic bag, but that doesn't mean much. I emailed the seller and ask her whether it was actually new and about the viruses I found on it. Guess I wait to see what the seller has to say.
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September 18, 2009 4:41:06 PM

fleep said:
I don't think it is unheard of to ship a new HDD w/ a factory installed virus:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/139576/seagate_ships_vir...

so could be the same w/ your flash drive.



Thanks for that bit of info. Looks like you got to be careful installing any type of drive now days, new or used.
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February 23, 2011 7:47:17 AM

My Bandnew PNY 4GB Attache USB stick form Ryman Stationary chain UK had the Autorun.KC worm ready installed on it. Immediately when i sticked the virgin stick into the PC my AVG virus software screeamed alarm
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