Last month, Apple discovered that less than 1% of its Video iPods were shipped with RavMonE.exe, a Windows virus. The Video iPods were shipped out after September 12, 2006 from one of Appleâ€™s contract manufacturers. The virus did not affect the iPod Nano, Shuffle or Mac OS X.
Appleâ€™s said on its website, â€œAs 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.â€ An up-to-date virus anti-virus program should remove it, but if you do not currently have an anti-virus program, there are several free programs on the net and Apple has also linked to some anti-virus programs via its support site.
In addition to removing the virus from your Video iPod, be sure to scan all of your mass storage devices such as external hard drives and flash drives due to this virus propagating via mass storage devices.