Threat description


Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32


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.


Automatic action

Depending on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the suspect file, or ask you for a desired action.

More scanning & removal options

More information on the scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

Contact Support

F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.

Description Details: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


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