Ajit Monteiro

iPod Virus

Posted in Apple, iPod, Virus by amonteiro on October 19, 2006

I have always had some respect for Apple’s products, although you would rarely hear me admit it in public. However, I have never really been a fan of company’s who criticize their competitors to get ahead. Their advertising campaign recently has really been on the tacky side.

But after the posting on their website recently, its pretty clear that they need to hire people with a little more class. If you haven’t read about it yet..

“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.”

Huh? They released iPods with a virus and suddenly its Microsoft’s fault. Whatever happened to quality testing?

More can be read here…

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  1. Apple Hugger said, on October 24, 2006 at 2:16 am

    The answer is obvious: the representative who wrote that public statement must’ve been hired from Microsoft. They’re always producing bad apples.

  2. Arin said, on October 24, 2006 at 2:26 am

    So Apple has a representative, working for them, that actually works for Microsoft. And he/she wrote a public statement that got cleared by Apple’s PR department? hmm.. Sounds like a conspiracy theory to me.

  3. getix said, on October 26, 2006 at 10:53 am

    Does this virus attacks also 4th generation 20 GB Ipod?

  4. JFoley said, on November 3, 2006 at 11:22 pm

    I believe its only the 5th generation iPods, and less than 1% of them.


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