iTunes = Trojan Horse / Virus???

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  1. Matimac

    Matimac Member

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    Sup everyone.
    I just wanted to start iTunes and listen to music. But a message pops up, saying that files are missing and that I have to reinstall iTunes.

    Then my Anti-Virus Program, AVG, popped up, saying that several iTunes files are virus infected. All of them have the same one, "Trojan horse Small.BOG". That's really wierd, considering my recent problems with my iTunes not being able to idenitfy my iPod.

    Here's the full explaination to my problem: http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219760

    Thanks... iTunes is really wierd these days. I mean, seriously.

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  2. Allekks

    Allekks New Member

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    I had this problem. It's AVG 8.5 (If you have it) Fix-

    Here's how I did it (Microsoft XP Professional and AVG Free)---------
    1. Open AVG Free
    2.Click "Components" at the top, scroll down to "Resident Shield"
    3. Under the "Resident Shield" directory, Click Manage Exceptions.
    4. When the menu pops up, click "Add Path" at the upper right.
    5. When the window pops up, click these folders in this order-

    C://>PROGRAM FILES>ITUNES
    OK
    C://>PROGRAM FILES>IPOD
    OK

    When you click on the iTunes/iPod folder, make sure you don't click the arrow, but click on the folder itself.

    6. Hit okay and save your settings, click apply and exit AVG. When you look at the exceptions on AVG, the directory should look like this C:\Program Files\iTunes\ And C:\Program Files\iPod\
    7. Restart your computer. (Optional)
    8. When you turn it back on, open iTunes, it should go through a little setup process, then iTunes should work.
  3. ipodfan256

    ipodfan256 New Member

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    Their an update in avg that fixes it now
  4. mkptrzk

    mkptrzk New Member

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    I was happening to me also but i got it fixed...
  5. Dust

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    AVG, you should try a real antivirus program, but yeah im pretty sure itunes doesnt have a virus since everyone who has an ipod (and thats a lot of people) use it.
  6. Matimac

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    Huh. OK. I Guess AVG simply sucks xD
  7. MrFalador

    MrFalador New Member

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    That happen to me also once but I fix it on Windows xp home
    I just removed all of itunes and any apple program
    then i run disk-cleanup
    last i reboot ,run setup file after reboot

    Works again
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  9. Vesper

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    AVG is actually pretty good but it is legendary for false positives and for taking action without a prompt. I'd suggest Avira if you're not willing to pay for an AV.
  10. eric_chaos

    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    How old are you?

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