Threat Description

Scotch

Details

Aliases:Scotch
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



This is a simple non-resident infector of COM files. It beeps, displays the following texts and prompts for an answer every time an infected program is executed:

Bravo,vous Λ†tes la nouvelle victime du SCOTCH' virus!
  Donner un nombre entre 0 et 8 pour ex.cuter le programme demand.:
  D.sol.,j'avais choisi le nombre 6  ...

Thus, this virus is likely not to spread very far. It was reported to be in the wild in Paris in November 1995.



Removal


Automatic action

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

More

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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