Published Jul 07, 2008 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Virus:Win32/Sality.AM

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win32/Kashu.B (AhnLab) Win32.Sality.NX (BitDefender) Win32/Sality.W (CA) Win32.Sector.5 (Dr.Web) Win32/Sality.NAO (ESET) W32/Sality.AJ (Frisk (F-Prot)) Virus.Win32.Sality.y (Kaspersky) W32/Sality.AE (McAfee) W32/Sality.AO (McAfee) W32/Smalltroj.DXSV (Norman) W32/Sality-AM (Sophos) W32.Sality.AE (Symantec) Win32.Sality.AK (VirusBuster)

Summary

Windows Defender  detects and removes this threat.

This virus is a member of the Win32/Sality family. This family can delete Windows files with the extensions .SCR or .EXE.

This family can also end or close your antimalware software and other security-related processes.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.

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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.

Advanced troubleshooting

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