Once again, the media are sensationalizing their news stories. In an article titled, “Here’s your new laptop, complete with new virus!“, news.com.au attempts to hook on to fears that a new PC could be infected with malware. Reading the article closely, you can see that the article refers to new PCs purchased from dubious resellers who bundle in counterfeit copies of Windows. This virus is quite prevalent in the Asia Pacific region, and the USA. Just remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is best to leave it. Buy genuine software from reputable resellers.