Viral data scavengers are a series of programs available for download at UNSCTTP://EPWW:COLEPROTOCOL/Virtualscav/fbr.091 to be used in accordance with the Cole Protocol.[1][2] It is unknown what these programs are capable of, but it is assumed that after a Commander has deleted the entirety of the data on all onboard computer systems, the scavengers would sweep through the systems, deleting any data left behind and destroying themselves afterward.



  1. Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 135
  2. Halo: The Cole Protocol, page 33