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The iPod Virus

Posted by: , 11:16 AEST, Thu October 19, 2006
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Beware cause some of Apple's iPods that were shipped last month do in fact contain a nasty computer virus
Posted on Apple's technical support Web site, was a informative post about how last month %1 of all video iPods were infected with the RavMonE.exe virus file. iPod Virus The W32/Rjump.worm (RavMonE.exe) is a worm written using the Python scripting language and was converted into a windows portable executable file so that it could be implanted on the iPods and contaminate the PC's it connected to. It attempts to spread by copying itself to mapped and removable storage drives and also opens a backdoor on an infected system, opens links to Web sites, and allows others access to the computer.

That virus actually goes by several different names. Here is a list of them:
  • Backdoor.Rajump (Symantec)
  • W32/Jisx.A.worm (Panda)
  • W32/RJump-C (Sophos)
  • W32/RJump.A!worm (Fortinet)
  • Win32/RJump.A (ESET)
  • Win32/RJump.A!Worm (CA)
  • Worm.RJump.A (BitDefender)
  • Worm.Win32.RJump.a (Kaspersky)
  • Worm/Rjump.E (Avira)
  • WORM_SIWEOL (TrendMicro)

The virus is fairly easy to remove with almost any updated anti virus software. Apple assured everyone that all Video iPods are now shipping virus free.

You can go here to learn how to remove it from your system.



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