Can an iPod get a virus?
Greater Chance When Using Downloading Software
It can if you use a different downloading software, Limewire for example. It is not made by apple so it is possible that is can give viruses to an iPod.
How the iPod Works
You see your Apple Ipod Touch works like this. Its sole purpose is (Depending on what Generation you have) To play music, Videos, Internet, and Apps to be on one thing so Apple created the Ipod touch. Only way you can download something is through Apple. You cant download Internet files where almost all viruses come from. Only two ways you can download is through Itunes store witch Apple puts all those downloads up so you wont get a virus and the other is through the "App Store" which Apple has a LONG process of approval so you will most likely not get a virus since even you have limited access and get the only fun stuff while all the codes, commands, .ect cant be accessed. But you may get a virus from a App update im not shure if apple has to approve those.
Any place that offers "free iPod movies" is a dangerous place to download iPod movies from. You will most likely get a virus or some sort of spyware. Great iTunes alternative website for downloading iPod movies and the files are safe and secure and virus-free. It is well worth spending a couple of dollars to buy an iPod movies than to spend $100 having a virus removed from your computer.
If an iPod touch has a virus Trojans etc can it transfer to your computer by plugging it in to charge?
It doesn't but it wouldn't hurt to scan it with your VIRUS PROGRAM you should never do this kind of stuff without a VIRUS PROGRAM no matter how safe it is also caution IT MAY DAMAGE PHONE if you are new at it :) hope this helps. it also makes you more likely to get a virus on your iPod, because it isn't as well protected.
Yes, if you download dodgy software or music, it will freeze you iPod, cut out half way through a song and eventually shut your iPod down and then you will have to buy a new one. I suggest scanning all music before putting it on your iPod and by having viruses on your iPod, when you connect to your computer it will pass it on.