Threat description




This is a variant of the Jerusalem virus from Australia. Some reports indicate it may cause a slowdown of the system, but this has not been confirmed. The major difference between this virus and the standard Jerusalem virus is the use of a simple encryption in the Slow virus.


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Technical Details

Variant:Scott's Valley

A 2126 byte variant from California.


This variant is much longer, 4112/4117 bytes, and uses a different encryption method. As it was found in Australia, and resembles the Slow virus, it is classified as a variant, although it has not been analyzed yet.

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