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1.0 out of 5 stars I regret buying this, 10 May 2009
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This review is from: SanDisk 16GB Micro Cruzer - Retail Pack (Accessory)
When installing this some kind of virus was transferred to my computer which attacked and disabled the wireless network adapter and I can no longer use the internet connection. So not only was it a waste of money but it has caused me a huge amount of inconvenience.
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Initial post: 11 May 2009 18:17:03 BDT
Felix Evans says:
There is no way a brand new memory stick would have contained any kind of malicious code. Also what do you mean by 'installing it'? USB drives are plug and play, they don't need drivers. Either your computer happened to catch a virus of some sort around the same time as using this USB drive, or user error contributed to or caused your network adapter to stop working. It was not the SanDisk drive and I would bet a lot of money on that!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2009 20:24:05 BDT
James says:
Absolutely, to blame a brand new product for this is just plain dumb.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2009 22:54:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 May 2009 23:04:59 BDT
Big Ben says:
Perfectly possible - if it had the U3 stuff on it (mine did). This software tries to auto-install on Windoze machines, and may do that without asking if the auto-run settings happen to be set promiscuously. If the installation goes sour then it is possible to lose part of the system configuration, and that could snafu the WiFi.
Or there could be a virus in one of the U3 files - not saying there was one, just that it is possible. You can get a virus from any data medium that can carry an executable file. Take a look at www.u3.com for more on this. You lose your bet, Felix.
The reviewer is not being dumb, far from it.....

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2009 14:09:25 GMT
C. Nation says:
Nonsense.

These objects are made in the hundreds of thousands/millions by automated processes. If one comes with bugs/virus on board any installed s/ware, so will huge numbers - maybe all - of the others. If bucket-loads of people had the same problem as the review, I would be inclined to believe his problem came pre-installed on the stick. If not, then not. Simple as that.
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