SCP-PLCHLDR (Emo Squiddy)

Object Class: Keter
Special Containment Procedures: MTF Kappa-10 ("Skynet") is to monitor widely-used email clients for incoming emails with executable programs attached. Executable programs attached to incoming emails are to be tested on air-gaped computers absent of monitors for indications of SCP-PLCHLDR infection. If SCP-PLCHLDR infection is detected, the email is to be intercepted. Infected programs are to be stored on ServPLCHLDR at Site-██. There are currently ████ instances of SCP-PLCHLDR stored on ServPLCHLDR Instances of SCP-PLCHLDR are to be deleted immediately upon acquisition. One copy of SCP-PLCHLDR is to be stored on any form of removable media and is to be kept in a standard anomalous item safe located at Site-██. Testing of SCP-PLCHLDR is only permitted to be carried out by D-Class personnel. No personnel above D-Class are permitted to view SCP-PLCHLDR-1. If accidental viewing occurs, infected individuals are to be kept for physiological evaluation. D-Class used for testing are to be evaluated daily for stages of SCP-PLCHLDR-1 infection.
Description: SCP-PLCHLDR is an executable file supported on Windows-NT based systems. When executed, SCP-PLCHLDR will cause the system to launch a kernel panic1. Once the computer is shut down and powered on again, SCP-PLCHLDR-1 will be displayed on the monitor2. If no monitor is present, SCP-PLCHLDR will power down the computer, then render the computer inoperable3. The method of this is unknown at this time.
SCP-PLCHLDR-1 has been described as an image consisting of a random assortment of colors and numbers, with an eye in the center. Subjects that view SCP-PLCHLDR-1 display increasing symptoms:

  • Constant thoughts of SCP-PLCHLDR
  • Encouraging the execution of SCP-PLCHLDR
  • Attempting to forcefully execute SCP-PLCHLDR on nearby computers
  • Resulting to violent measures to execute SCP-PLCHLDR on nearby computers

SCP-PLCHLDR has a 1% 2% chance to replace executable files attached to incoming emails with a copy of itself. Copies replacing the original file retain the same file information of the original file.