Sean Rowe

Threat description


Platform: W32


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.  


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Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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