Virus strikes Windows iPods

The sneaky RavMonE virus has been detected on some iPods made after 12th September. It appears a production-line PC infected the devices during the ma

The sneaky RavMonE virus has been detected on some iPods made after 12th September. It appears a production-line PC infected the devices during the manufacturing process.The good news for Mac-heads is that it won’t trouble them – but should the iPod be used with a Windows PC, the virus will attempt to insert itself into the system. Apple added that up-to-date anti-virus software should detect the virus before it causes a problem.Kick in the iPodsGraham Cluley of technology consultant Sophos said, ‘There are a few different pieces of malware that use a file called RavMonE.exe, so we don't know at the moment precisely which trojan horse or virus may have been shipped.’Apple has said that less than 1 percent of video iPods sold after 12th September are infected, so don’t panic unduly now. Stick on that Scandinavian whale music you loaded onto your iPod last night and connect with your inner calm.