Threat description


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


Scitzo is a fast COM and EXE infector, infecting files when they are opened. It displays the text "I feel a little scitzo" to screen every now and then. The virus was found from Sweden in the end of August, 1994.

The virus contains the following encrypted text:

SCITZO - by "RED A", Lund, Sweden 1994  

The same author has written the Manzon virus.


Automatic action

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


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Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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