October 18, 2006
Video iPod shipped with Windows virus
OMG this is really scary as we had the last laugh on the McDonalds virus infected MP3 player fiasco and now Apple just confirms that around 1 % of Video iPods shipped after September 12, 2006 came with RavMonE.exe virus. So what exactly is RavMonE.exe, it is a backdoor Trojan which reduces system security, changes browser settings making your system more susceptible to attacks and once all this is done it contacts several remote sites to report the infection and availability of the backdoor. As always Mac users can relax as it affects only Windows PCs. Apple’s website says 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. Frankly Apple this Windows bashing is getting a bit overhead now, do you wish to tell us that you use Windows machines to control your iPod production line and how on earth did the virus come in the first place.
So in case you have got a iPod Video after Sep 12 you better update your virus definations and scan your system.
Small Number of Video iPods Shipped With Windows Virus – Apple