Apple Announces That Virus Shipped With Video IPods

"Apple Announces That Virus Shipped With Video IPods"

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Apple has announced that a small amount of Video iPods shipped after September 12, 2006, actually contained the RavMonE.exe virus.

"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." (Apple, 2006)

This Windows virus propagates via mass storage devices, Apple recommends that you scan any mass storage devices that you have recently attached to your Windows computers such as external hard drives, digital cameras with removable media, and USB flash drives.

Apple has recommended to anyone who suspects infection, that they run up to date anti-virus software to aid removal. For those who don't have AV software, Apple has provided links on the support page to trial versions which will remove the virus.  The iPod nano, iPod shuffle and Mac OS X are not affected.

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19-10-2006, 18:57:25

llwyd
virus / application running in the background increasing cpu load.
dust
higher room temperature
voltage increases (unlikely unless you did it)
PSU being under higher load and so slowing fans down (if that can happen)
ummm......

19-10-2006, 18:57:59

Ty07allstar
It's not the top two but idk if its the bottom two. I haven't changed anything that i know of that would stress it anymore. It's not a virus or anything because i did all the scans i have to get rid of them. I'm not sure if it an application but i have checked and i cant find anything ad-normal. Also for some reason when its idle its around 30 and then when i put on music or start to use the internet it rises to the high 30's. It's never done this before.

21-10-2006, 08:52:10

Sticky Mick
Dust build up around the heatsink/fan?
Most soundcards use some CPU time, which could explain the rise when listening to CDs.
My AMD rig did that once, when I had it sitting on the floor. The temps used to be around 37degs at idle. As the months went by they slowly crept up to around 45-50. So I removed the fan and dusted between the fins of the heatsink, then things went back down to 37degs.

I was running the stock HS/fan tho.

Never noticed any change when browsing tho, but then again I never looked.

24-10-2006, 00:00:02

tuco
It could have been a power surge that damaged your hardware. Try opening up the case first to check for obvious things, like dust, or something jamming a fan. Look and see if all of the fans that are supposed to be always spinning (not thermally activated) are working. Also, does it take time for the temperature to rise to that point? Or does it start off higher, which could mean a damaged thermal probe.

27-10-2006, 09:24:07

Toxcity
I would just give it a clean out.
Get rid of all the dust that has landed in annoying places.
Then give your CPU some more Thermal geese.

That should rule out the option for sure. ;)

27-10-2006, 10:15:33

Dav0s
[QUOTE=Toxcity]I would just give it a clean out.
Get rid of all the dust that has landed in annoying places.
Then give your CPU some more Thermal geese.

That should rule out the option for sure. ;)[/QUOTE]
u ahve no idea how much i laughed when i imagined "thermal geese"

27-10-2006, 10:39:59

Jim

u ahve no idea how much i laughed when i imagined "thermal geese"



ROFL!

But yea, depending on what thermal geese you had on it before, the geese could have dried out. Applying some fresh geese should help.

27-10-2006, 12:55:05

Toxcity
Ops!

heh, nice spelling hey? :crazy:

27-10-2006, 20:54:43

Sticky Mick
Heh heh! Nice one Toxcity, that made me smile:D

I think we need a spill chicken so we can check our spilling before we click "submit reply":p

30-12-2006, 01:34:52

usofjisofdjs
I find room temp makes huge difference to my temps more so than all fans on max to minimum, if windows not been opeoned etc
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