Published Jun 17, 2009 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win32/Sality.AA (CA) Mal/Sality-B (Sophos) Win32.Sality.AP.Gen (VirusBuster) W32/Sality.gen (McAfee) :W32/Sality.AN (Panda) W32.Sality.AE (Symantec)


Virus:Win32/Sality.gen!P is a generic detection for a family of polymorphic file infectors that target Windows executable files with SCR or EXE extensions. Files detected as Virus:Win32/Sality.gen!P may execute a damaging payload that deletes files with certain extensions and terminates security-related processes and services.
For more information, refer to the Virus:Win32/Sality family description elsewhere in the encyclopedia.
Manual removal is not recommended for this threat. Use Microsoft Security Essentials or another up-to-date scanning and removal tool to detect and remove this threat and other unwanted software from your computer. For more information on Microsoft security products, see
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