this isnt as bad as it seems, it only affects less than 1% - of the Video iPods ( NOTHING ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!) available for purchase after September 12, 2006 (roughfly, and i mean roughfly, 3,000 ipods)
the ipods carry the Windows RavMonE.exe virus, which if you know anything about virus's, isnt a big bad virus. this virus can only affects Windows computers, (mac's, linux's, other crap is fine, and currently safe form the virus.
up to date anti-virus software which is included with most Windows computers should detect and remove it.
there have only been 25 reports concerning this problem, so far....
The iPod nano, iPod shuffle and Mac OS X are not affected,
all Video iPods now shipping are virus free