Published Nov 15, 2007 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Virus:Win32/Sality.M

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win32/Bagle.worm.27136 (AhnLab) Win32/Sality (BitDefender) Virus.Win32.Sality.k (Kaspersky) W32/Bagle.gen!Sality (McAfee) W32/Sality.m (Norman) W32/Kookoo-A (Sophos) Email-Worm.Win32.Bagle.ae (Sunbelt Software) W32.Beagle.DS@mm (Symantec) PE_SALITY.AC-O (Trend Micro) I-Worm.Bagle.GX (VirusBuster)

Summary

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
 
This file infector targets files with extensions .SCR or .EXE. This virus can run a damaging payload that deletes files with certain extensions or beginning with specific strings.

The following Microsoft software detects and removes this threat:

However, in some cases you may need to use Windows Defender Offline to fully clean your PC:

The following articles may help if you're having trouble getting the tool to work:

After you've used Windows Defender Offline, you should make sure your security software is up to date and run a full scan:

Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your PC.

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