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buying ipod, possible virus on it?


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#1 polarpimp

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 06:04 PM

i am going to buy an ipod from craigslist. And i was wondering if that the person could have put a virus on it? if yes, is there any way to stop it that certain virus?

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 06:36 PM

You can't put a virus on an ipod.

The only thing on an ipod, if it's an ipod touch, is jailbreaking it which is altering the system settings.

Anyway, once you get it just plug it in your computer, go to iTunes, and restore it to factory settings.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 08:58 PM

You can't put a virus on an ipod.

Really? Why do you say that?

http://www.apple.com/support/windowsvirus/
http://www.kaspersky.com/news?id=207575511
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=153
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Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:32 PM

and How can a Windows virus end up on an iPod?

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