Jump to content

Change Mode

Sheur2 On Ipod?


dm9910

Recommended Posts

AVG Resident Shield came up with a threat detection message when I plugged my iPod in just now. It says autorun.exe has been infected with a Trojan horse SHeur2.TPY

 

I googled the problem and read online that it might be a rootkit from Sony's attempts at anti-piracy which is being mistakenly detected as a virus by AVG. However, I've had the iPod for a long time without getting this error and it also seems strange that it would be detected in autorun.exe rather than an actual music file.

 

As a precaution I've unplugged my iPod, but I haven't taken any futher action yet.

 

Can someone tell my if this is an actual virus or not, and if so, what should I do about it? Is it a case of just downloading some tools and fixing the file or do I have to reformat my iPod (I'd rather not since I have songs and movies on it which I no longer have on my PC so I would have to download gigabytes of stuff which would take ages), and what are the chances it has infected something on my computer too?

 

Thanks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

UPDATE:

 

I did a scan with MBAM, which turned up 0 malicious items. So it looks like the computer itself is fine. I'd still like an opinion on the iPod though - whether it is a virus or just mistakenly identified and what I should do about it. Cheers.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...