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IPodRip And Viruses???? - April 19th 2010, 05:54 PM

I bought this program that rips your music off your ipod onto your computer. If I accidently downloaded music that contained a virus, if I rip it, will it put it back into my computer and mess it up?

Please answer, I'm so sick of the same music.


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Re: IPodRip And Viruses???? - April 19th 2010, 10:58 PM

it would make sense if it did that...... because if you downloaded the virus. you have a virus. your stuck with it until you get rid of it. there is some pretty safe sites out there. like 4shared.com.


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Re: IPodRip And Viruses???? - April 20th 2010, 01:45 AM

try reasetting your ipod


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Re: IPodRip And Viruses???? - April 20th 2010, 03:48 PM

No. When music is placed onto your iPod (assuming you can play it on the iPod afterwards) it gets transformed into another format (no I have no idea why they do this, I guess they have their reasons...) so any viruses will simply be cut up and become unworkable.

Still no reason not to have a workable antivirus though!!
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Re: IPodRip And Viruses???? - April 22nd 2010, 12:54 PM

Basil's right I've only ever had one mp3 file in my life that contained a virus. That was one I got from Limewire and it wasn't that dangerous. I can't remember what it was called but if I opened it using Windows Media Player it could be slightly dangerous. I very rarely use Windows Media Player anyway and since my virus scanner picked it up I just left the file alone. Whenever I tried to delete it my computer would freeze :/


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