Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Panasonic's CX Ultra HD Smart TVs Bring 4K Closer To Home
New LG Ray Smartphone Focuses On Photo Shooting
HP Profit Lower Than Expected
Police Arrests Fifth Suspect In TalkTalk Hack Investigation
Toshiba Develops Fast 3D Metal Printer
ECS LIVA X2 Mini PC Runs Windows 10
Memory-Tech Ready To Start Mass Production Of UHD Blu-ray Disc
New Nokia 230 and Nokia 230 Dual SIM Phones Coming Next Month
Active Discussions
roxio issues with xp pro
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > Consumer Electronics > Video i...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Video iPods Shipped With Windows Virus

Apple admitted on Thusday that some Video iPods purchased after September 12, may carry a Windows virus called "RavMonE.exe".

The company said that only a small number - less than 1% - of the Video iPods available for purchase after September 12, 2006 are infected with the virus, blaming the company's contract manufacturer for the popular portable device.

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. Apple said that it has 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.

RavMonE.exe is a known Windows virus and up to date anti-virus software using the default settings should detect and remove it. For all users who do not have anti-virus software installed on their Windows computer, Apple recommends that they should install one of the many available programs. Free trial programs that can remove this Windows virus include Microsoft's Live OneCare Safety Scanner, Microsoft Live OneCare (90 day trial version), McAfee (30 day trial version) and Symantec Norton Anti-Virus (30 day trial version).

After installing an anti-virus application, iPod owners should attach their Video iPod to their Windows computer and run the anti-virus program. If the Windows system is infected with this virus, an alert will be triggered and inform users that the virus has been detected and either quarantined or removed. Ipod owners should then use iTunes 7 to restore the software on their newly purchased Video iPod.

Because this Windows virus propagates via mass storage devices, Apple recommends that users should scan any mass storage devices that they have recently attached to your Windows computers such as external hard drives, digital cameras with removable media, and USB flash drives.

While this Windows virus does not affect Mac OS X or the iPod itself, Mac customers can use iTunes 7 to restore the software on their newly purchased Video iPod to ensure that it does not carry this Windows virus.

The World's Smallest 7.1-Inch High Definition LTPS LCD        All News        Hitachi Ordered to Compensate Former In-house Inventor
The World's Smallest 7.1-Inch High Definition LTPS LCD     Consumer Electronics News      Samsung Electronics EVP Says TV Displays Will Embrace Full HD

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Apple To Brings Apple Pay To China
Apple To Shut Down Beats Music
Apple Plans To Offer Person-to-person Payment Service: report
Apple Announces 1000 New In Ireland, Gets Ready For Tax Ruling
iPad Pro Available to Order Online Wednesday
iPhone, Apple Watch And App Store Drive Apple's Revenue Growth
Apple To Promote Low-Carbon Manufacturing in China
Tim Cook Talks About Apple Music, Apple TV And Apps
Apple Faces Damages Over Chip Technology Patent Infringement
Apple Ads Retina Displays To All iMac Family
Apple Removes Apps From Online Store
Apple's iBooks To Offer Enhanced Editions of Harry Potter Series

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .