Jump to content

ipod infection?


Recommended Posts

I have avira installed on my pc, along with malaware. Any time I plug in my daughters ipod, it chirps at me and shows me the following screen. I check off on deny access, then windows asks me if I'd like for it to scan and fix the device.

I've googled the terms shown on the avira pop up screen but haven't really found much in english that described this worm found on an ipod.

I've had malaware scan that "drive" and it comes back clean.

Anyone have any ideas on what might be going on? I "feel" my pc is safe, but I'm worried that allowing windows to "clean" an Ipod ... well it doesn't seem like it would be compatible. Advice is welcome, knowledge is even better :)


Link to post
Share on other sites

The autorun.inf is an Autorun file that is on the IPod. It is a worm that is spread via removable devices. What other computers has your daughter's IPod been plugged into? Any of them could have infected it, and then it will try to spread to your computer and any others that it is plugged into. I would allow Avira to clean the drive, and then run scans on all of the computers that the IPod was plugged into to check them for the infection.

Link to post
Share on other sites

If you would like someone to double check any of the potentially infected computers, you can follow the instructions below and have someone check it out:

We don't work on Malware removal in the general forums.

Please print out, read and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete. Then post a NEW topic here.

One of the expert helpers there will give you one-on-one assistance when one becomes available.

After posting your new post make sure under options that you select Track this topic and choose one of the Email options so that you're alerted when someone has replied to your post.

Alternatively, as a paying customer, you can contact the help desk at support@malwarebytes.org

Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought it was harmless as I've never had a pc problem, but the advice here seems pretty obvious to me now :)

I had AVIRA clean it, I'll look to see if I can find it anywhere (current pc scans clean with malaware and avira, I'll check others in the house too. Not sure if it's been in other PC's, likely has as they use the usb to charge the ipod too.

Thx for the help, AVIRA removed it, and next time plugged in the notification went away.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
Back to top
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies - We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.