World News: Low-risk virus hits TomTom GO 910

World News:  Low-risk virus hits TomTom GO 910

TomTom has reported that an isolated number of TomTom GO 910s may be infected with a virus.

The affected units were produced between September and November 2006, and shipped with software version 6.51.

The virus was detected when infected devices were connected to a computer, e.g. to make a backup of the device contents.

The virus is qualified as low-risk, and TomTom says it doesn’t affect the navigation performance of the device, nor does it pose a risk to customers’ computers.

Appropriate actions have been taken to make sure this is prevented from happening again in the future.

Meanwhile, the company recommends that all TomTom GO 910 customers update their virus scanning software, and if a virus is detected, allow the virus scanning software to remove the ‘host.exe’ file, ‘copy.exe’ file or any other variants.

These files should not be removed manually.

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