Asustek has been forced to recall all of its Eee Box PCs due to a contained virus.


All of the PCs sold in Japan has discovered the virus ‘recycled.exe' that was loaded on to the systems along with the software.


The virus is hidden in the D drive until the system is initialised by the buyer, the virus copies itself to the C drive and any removable or USB drives that are connected. It slows down the computer and could attempt to download more dangerous malware over the Internet.


Asus has said it has only sold 300 of 4,500 Eee Box PCs in Japan, and has confirmed that only Eee Box PCs sold into the Japanese market are affected.