updated 03:30 pm EDT, Tue June 1, 2010
Bundled Samsung Wave card contains virus
Samsung's new Bada-powered S8500 Wave smartphone is shipping with a bundled 1GB microSD card that contains a malware virus, some early reports have discovered. Called slmvsrv.exe, the malware will automatically run when inserted into a Windows PC. MobileBurn found that at least a test unit made for the German market was infected with the virus.
Any infected PCs will try to copy the program and associated autorun.inf file onto any memory card or USB memory drive inserted into the host. The copied files show the then-current date and time, and in the unit in question, the timestamp indicates that the memory card was infected during the first half of May before the phone was shipped.
Antivirus software can detect and remove the virus, and Samsung was made aware of this problem; it's unclear if this will affect ship dates for the Wave or any other phone that might have been made on the same production line.