Threat Description

Sean Rowe

Details

Aliases: Sean Rowe
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



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

VIRUS ALERT!
  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
  virus.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

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Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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