Threat description


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


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.


Automatic action

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


More information on 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

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

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.


Suspect a file or URL was wrongly detected? Submit a sample to our Labs for analysis

Submit Now

Give And Get Advice

Give advice. Get advice. Share the knowledge on our free discussion forum.

Learn More