iPod touch 4 gen virus

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Zammy92, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Zammy92 macrumors newbie

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    My iPod touch is not jailbrocken :) , Anyways il be quick... I've had a big history of hackers trying to hack me for all sorts of stuff and I had a Trojan/malware on my old up laptop which I did not know about , plugged my iPod into it and I guess it got infected... Now everyday my iPod acts odd. Music starts randomly playing and gets fast forwarded ect. Apps randomly open and close. When on YouTube watching a video it would randomly change. Voice command/ music command or whatever it's called randomly on's. I have reformatted my iPod many times. Still there. Happens around the same time everyday. Any help? Called apple but needed AppleCare :/ if anyone hasn't got any suggestions then il end up buying AppleCare n try getting a new iPod or something. Once again don't say it's not a virus , trust me it is :(
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's not a virus. Restore to factory defaults.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    It isn't a virus. Restore it and it'll all be fine.
     
  4. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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  5. Zammy92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Restore from the iPod or iTunes? I've done on iPod n it still happens
     
  6. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Trust me its not. If you had a real virus you most likely wouldn't even know it.

    Viruses do not happen like they do on TV. You will not see spinning logos, hear crazy sounds, or have a group called the Pretorians after you.

    It sounds like either a software issue that can be fixed with a restore, or a hardware issue in which you'll need an exchange.
     
  7. Zammy92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've restored my iPod all ready on my iPod touch , should I restore it on my mac using iTunes?
     
  8. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Yes. Try that, if it doesn't work then you'll need an exchange of the hardware.
     
  9. Zammy92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    After reformatting my ipod touch still the same... Deffo not a hardware fault. I'm sure its a virus. Going to show apple soon..
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    If you restored it in iTunes and set it up as a new iPod, it does not have a virus. It is either a hardware problem or user error.
     
  11. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Be prepared to be chuckled at there. It's not a virus; no matter what you try to claim.
     
  12. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

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    Please correct this, it's bothering me...
     
  13. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    No, it isn't. There is absolutely no known virus developed for iOS. Stop freaking out.

    As for your problem, completely restore from an iOS version downloaded from Apple's servers using iTunes.
     
  14. iDuel macrumors 6502a

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    Trust us, the root of your problem is not a virus. You most likely have an iPod with faulty hardware.
     
  15. moderately macrumors 6502

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    I had some similar problems. It turned out there was a chunk of lint in the earphone jack.

    Maybe this helps.
     
  16. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    A virus wouldn't survive a factory restore. It isn't a virus.
     
  17. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Let us know what they say! :D:D
     

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