Published Jul 02, 2008 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Virus:Win32/Sality.R

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: W32/Sality.x (McAfee) PE_SALITY.AS (Trend Micro) Virus.Win32.Sality.q (Kaspersky) W32/Sality-AA (Sophos) Win32/Sality.P (CA) W32.Sality.U (Symantec)

Summary

Virus:Win32/Sality.R is a file infector that targets files with extensions .SCR or .EXE. This virus may execute a damaging payload that deletes files beginning with specific strings, or files that have certain file extensions.
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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