Published Jun 27, 2010 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win32/Kashu (AhnLab) Virus.Win32.Sality.v (Kaspersky) W32/Kashu.A (Norman) Win32.Sality.AI.Gen (VirusBuster) Win32/Tanatos.B (AVG) Win32.Sality.3 (BitDefender) Win32/Sality.W (CA) Win32/Sality.NAS (ESET) Virus.Win32.Sality (Ikarus) W32/Sality.AD (McAfee) W32/Sality.AK (Panda) W32/Sality-AM (Sophos) Virus.Win32.Sality.v (Sunbelt Software) W32.Sality.AE (Symantec) PE_SALITY.AM (Trend Micro)


Virus:Win32/Sality.AH is a polymorphic file infector that targets Windows executable with the .SCR or .EXE extension. Files detected as Virus:Win32/Sality.AH may execute a damaging payload that deletes files with certain extension and terminates security related processes.
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 Microsoft Security Essentials, or the Microsoft Safety Scanner. For more information about using antivirus software, see
Additional remediation instructions for Virus:Win32/Sality.AH
This threat may make lasting changes to a computer’s configuration that are NOT restored by detecting and removing this threat. For more information on returning an infected computer to its pre-infected state, please see the following article/s: 
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