Threat Description

Sean Rowe


Aliases:Sean Rowe
Category: Malware
Platform: W32


This is not a virus, but an ongoing hoax in the internet. It goes something like this:

  A new virus has been discovered. It has been identified as the "Sean
  Rowe" virus. The description is as follows... Sean Rowe virus:
  infects your computer, then executes another virus and takes credit
  for what the other virus did to your computer. This is a Stealth
  virus, but in a strange way. It will do something that looks like its
  good while you are at your computer, but when you leave it will do
  totally the opposite behind your back. Be warned, this virus is very
  annoying, and can only be taken care of by formatting your hard
  drive, which it will most likely do sooner or later. Actually, if the
  Sean Rowe virus was alive, it would be more of a parasite than a


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.

Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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