Samsung Wave ships with malware infected MicroSD card

Malware automatically loads up when connected to PC.

Don Lynn
Published Tue, Jun 1 2010 10:54 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT
Samsung Wave ships with malware infected MicroSD card |

Samsung fans in the UK have been waiting for the new Bada powered Samsung Wave S8500 phone to ship, and finally got their wish granted today. This wish seems to be coming with an unexpected extra feature: malware. The program labeled as slmvsrv.exe looks to have accidentally been included on the included 1GB microSD card and will automatically install itself when inserted into any Windows based PC with autorun enabled, which it is by default.

Even the test unit sent to the folks at mobileburn was infected with this, with their handset apparently being made for the German market. Fortunately, most anti-virus programs seem to pick it up before it can do any real damage. The problem has been reported to Samsung, but before you hook up your Wave to your PC, I'd suggest making sure your anti-virus is up to date.

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