Category: Misunderstanding Discovered On: 29 Oct 2001
Type: misunderstandingUpdated On: 08 Jun 2006


There is no virus called "Chipaway". However, an anti-virus product built into the ROM BIOS of some computers can display the phrase "Chipaway Virus Enabled" when a computer is booted up.

This poorly chosen phrase was apparently designed to indicate that ROM BIOS anti-virus protection has been enabled.

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