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Wednesday, Aug 31, 2005

Creative Zen Neon Shipped with Windows Worm

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Creative Zen NeonWhen you get your next MP3 player from Creative, not only will you be getting the Zen Patent - creative’s patented navigation technology, but also possibly a Windows worm!

Creative Technology has just announced that 4,000 of its Zen Neon portable music players are shipped with a Windows worm - Wullik.b worm.

The players sent to Japan in an allotment during late July are infected with the Wullik.b worm, a mass-mailed worm code. The Neon’s file system includes an infected file, but the worm won’t infect a connected PC unless the user browses the device’s file list and clicks on the infected file.

In addition Creative has already verified that none of the other creative products are affected by this Windows worm.

Shipments of the Zen Neon 5GB model have been temporarily suspended while the company investigates the matter and checks for possible infections.

“Presently these systems are removed rapidly, problem has already been corrected. We verify that problem was corrected in regard to Creative Zen Neeon which is newly produced at the factory where this time obstacle occurs.” a Babel Fish-translated statement from the company read.

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