Apple have had to post the following on their website
We recently discovered that a small number – less than 1% – of the Video iPods available for purchase after September 12, 2006, left our contract manufacturer carrying the Windows RavMonE.exe virus This known virus affects only Windows computers, and up to date anti-virus software which is included with most Windows computers should detect and remove it.
They go on. 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.
Oh bitchery ! Actually Windows Vista would catch this twice over, once via User Access Control and once via defender. XP will only get hit if you run as an administrator (and the fact that people do is down to bad applications, not Windows itself)
But, what infected these iPods ? Surely Apple aren’t owning up to the fact that a Windows machine is better suited to mastering iPods than a Mac running OSX ? And as they say “up to date anti-virus software which is included with most Windows computers should detect and remove it.” so their production PCs don’t have upto date Anti-virus software… Admitting that has to hurt.
This post originally appeared on my technet blog.