OMG!!! win32 Virus on my iPod Touch?!?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by hbah427, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. hbah427 macrumors newbie

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    I encountered something...odd...on my ipod. Browsing the web, I noticed something fishy...[​IMG]
    OH MY GOSH!!!! I HAVE 8 INFECTED FILES!!!!!!!
    I guess it was because I'm synced with a Windows box?
    I didnt click the repair button. Should I?
    XD

    Edit: Yes, this is a joke!
    I'm not that dumb!
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Wait, is this something you came across on a website while surfing with the iPod Touch? You do realize that it's not really doing a virus scan, right?
     
  3. tonyshucraft macrumors regular

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    I don't know but guessing by the nature of the post. I am pretty sure it was a joke
     
  4. ChristopheJD macrumors regular

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    Not really a joke. But sort of a scam. They try and tell you that your computer has a virus and they tell you that you should download their virus removal tool. Of course, the virus removal tool usually isn't a virus removal tool.
     
  5. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

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  6. ChristopheJD macrumors regular

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    No it doesn't. It's a scam website designed to get you to download their "virus removal program." Instead, it probably installs a virus, or loads of spyware.
     
  7. Funplex macrumors regular

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    I was gonna say--- when the hell would Microsoft antivirus programs run on an iPod Touch?

    It's just a usual popup ad.
     
  8. CSIrules macrumors newbie

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  9. =Shadow= macrumors member

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    I also saw this exact same message appear on my Mac computer. Guess how many viruses it said I had? 8. Just like yours. Even though Norton AntiVirus says 0. This is just a big scam, so don't click the Repair link.
     
  10. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    You don't even have MS Antivirus installed on an iTouch. It's a popular scam to pop up that kind of window to warn people, then get them to pay to have it "fixed". just a scam. ignore it.
     
  11. Stuart in Oz macrumors 6502

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    Ah, the post was a joke. The OP was being ironical. (He said with a straight face).
     

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