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Virus that infect Windows, in iPod

October 28th, 2006 by Jabez Gan [MVP]

This could be old news but…

When Microsoft announces their new music player, Zune, Apple announces that there are some iPods that are being sold includes a virus which only affects Windows systems.

“We recently discovered that a small number – less than 1% – of the Video iPods available for purchase after September 12, 2006, left our contract manufacturer carrying the Windows RavMonE.exe virus. This known virus affects only Windows computers, and up to date anti-virus software which is included with most Windows computers should detect and remove it. So far we have seen less than 25 reports concerning this problem. The iPod nano, iPod shuffle and Mac OS X are not affected, and all Video iPods now shipping are virus free. As you might imagine, we are upset at Windows for not being more hardy against such viruses, and even more upset with ourselves for not catching it. “

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5 Responses

  1. Daryl nicholas Says:

    Though, i know that i will be a lil mean when i vote for this, but i vote yes, they should!! Lol!!

  2. Ryan Riopel aka computerdude28 Says:

    YEAH I HOPE we see a mac virus with the Zunes… That’s horrible! “we are upset at windows for not being more hardy agains such viruses”!! Stupid Apple HAS to blame it on Windows…

  3. Patrick S Says:

    Yeah ill say…Some nerve huh!!

  4. Xander Says:

    Hi everyone.
    What's a good alternative to the IPOD?
    I'm wondering if any of you can recommend a good MP3 player that is comparable to the IPod but WITHOUT they hype and price tabe to go with it.
    I was at the apple store a few days ago, and really liked the new 40GB or 80GB IPods that also show video, but was wondering if I could get the same kind of funcationality without that heftly price tag.

  5. Patrick S Says:

    Zune 😀