Here’s a head-scratcher: How do just-under 1 percent of video iPods leave the Apple factory with Windows viruses on them?
According to a posting on Apple’s technical support Web site, that’s exactly what happened.
The virus starts as the worm, W32/RJump.worm, which is executed in Windows as RavMonE.exe. It was designed from the start to not just infect PCs, but the removable storage devices plugged into them—including iPods. RavMonE affects only the Microsoft Windows OS, not Apple’s Mac OS X or the iPod nano or shuffle. Apple reports every iPod leaving the factory now is clean.