iPod virus?

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On a PC, is a iPod just like a hard drive in that a virus could wipe out all
it's files?

A friend called to say he recently lost all his old pictures and then today
called to say now he's lost all his music from his machine and his iPod.

He's got Symantec CE v8 with Nov 30, 2005 signature file so I'd be surprised
if it is really a virus, but it does sorta sound like the iloveyou or
similar, doesn't it?

I'm going over tonight to take a look but just wondering what I should be
looking for since I know nothing about the iPod.

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