W32/Sality.q

This page shows details and results of our analysis on the malware W32/Sality.q

Overview

This is a virus detection. Viruses are programs that self-replicate recursively, meaning that infected systems spread the virus to other systems, which then propagate the virus further. While many viruses contain a destructive payload, it's quite common for viruses to do nothing more than spread from one system to another.


Minimum DAT

4718 (2006-03-14)

Updated DAT

5225 (2008-02-07)

Minimum Engine

5400.1158

File Length

Description Added

2006-03-14

Description Modified

2006-03-14

Malware Proliferation

Characteristics

Symptoms

Method of Infection

Removal

All Users:
Use current engine and DAT files for detection and removal.

Modifications made to the system Registry and/or INI files for the purposes of hooking system startup, will be successfully removed if cleaning with the recommended engine and DAT combination (or higher).

Variants