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Buy A Refub iPod, Get A Virus For Free


Ina Fried who writes for decided to buy a re-certified iPod via to save a few bucks. But when he plugged it into his Mac, he got a nasty surprise. Namely the AdobeR.exe virus. He contacted who swapped it right away. When they looked into it further, they declared that it was an isolated incident.

Maybe it’s an isolated incident for them, but Apple had a bunch of brand new iPods ship with a virus on them back in 2006. Also, Best Buy had a bunch of picture frames ship with a virus recently as well. The fact is, anything that has some form of storage on it can have “unwanted passengers” hop on for a ride into your computer. The best thing that you can do is to make sure that you have up to date anti-virus protection (I recommend AVG Free for PC users. Mac users can try ClamXav) on your computer so that if you happen to be unlucky enough to have a product with a virus on it, you can at least stop it from doing any damage.

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