Panda detected viruses in my new USB flash drive

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.
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  1. When you got this flash drive, was it used or brand new as in unopened.
  2. 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.
  3. 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_virusladen_hard_drives.html

    so could be the same w/ your flash drive.
  4. 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_virusladen_hard_drives.html

    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.
  5. 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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