Sean Rowe

Threat description



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


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