Apple Ships Video iPods with Windows RavMonE.exe Virus

Apple has shipped a few video ipods with a preloaded windows virus. Apple confirms this in an official release on their site which says that less than 1% of the Video iPods available for purchase after September 12, 2006, left the contract manufacturer carrying the Windows RavMonE.exe virus.

This virus infects only Windows based computers, and updated anti-virus software should detect and remove it. The iPod nano, iPod shuffle and Mac OS X are not affected, and all Video iPods now shipping are virus free. RavMonE.exe virus propagates via mass storage devices, so run a antivirus scan on any external hard drives, digital cameras with removable media, or USB flash drives you connected recently to an infected PC.

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