Published May 29, 2009 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Spammer:Win32/Sality.A

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Trojan.Crypt.HO.B (VirusBuster) Win32/TrojanProxy.Agent.NFL (ESET)

Summary

Spammer:Win32/Sality.A is a detection for malware that searches a user's Outlook address book and Internet Explorer cached files for e-mail addresses to send spammed messages to. It then sends out spammed messages based on information it retrieves from a remote server.
Manual removal is not recommended for this threat. To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may have been installed, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as the Microsoft Safety Scanner (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=212742). For more information, see http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/vista.mspx.
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