Either its alive or its dead. There really isnt a middle ground here. Its not mostly alive, or mostly dead. Its one or the other. Wake me up when its anything except dead.
China would be far more likely to imbed this in the motherboard or nic than to rely on USB as a delivery vehicle.
There is no reason to believe that your machine and/or network is not equally compromised. Have you verified the code in your motherboards or nic's eproms? Do you know there isn't a trojan or backdoor hardwired in? Did it come from China's intelligence service or a foreign 'consultant' working at the factory? It may just start acting strange one day, and even after you find out the cause, You may never know who was behind it. It is complete foolishness for a country to outsource the foundation of its security.
Redundant? I dont think that word means what you think it means.
Ill be right along.
Charge them with 3213 instances and fine them per instance. The profit disappears and so does the motivation.