I just couldn't remove Win32/Sality.AT virus.

May 12, 2011 at 17:51:36
Specs: Windows XP
hi all there,for this Win32/Sality.AT virus,i've tried many other free AV to get rid of it, and they just could not help me to fix it completely,i'm tired of scanning and restarting my pc again and again....

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May 12, 2011 at 19:25:33
Ah the Sality.It is the only virus that completely infected my computer ever(it was the reason I looked into security).Oh,Brings back memories.Well screw that.

The Sality will spread onto all your exe files so say goodbye to all your downloads.And It will end the antivirus installers.Oh,it will disable your task manager.I never removed it since it was like 2 years back when i didnt know a thing about security.I reformatted my entire HD.

Well Download malwarebytes antimalware on another PC,change the name of the setup file to 4093809j34f89kgfdsg.exe and put it in a Pen Drive.If you download it on your pc sality will infect the setup file(i know).Then boot your pc in safe mode.And run the installer then if it starts install it and goto the place were you installed it and change the file name mbam.exe to mbam.com or mbam.bat(try each one to see which one works.Then start it if it starts run a quick scan and remove all the viruses then run a full scan

after that go here to enable your registry and task manager: http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

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May 12, 2011 at 20:02:52
Yes, Sality!!

Dealt with it a time or two. All the exe files were infected!! Ugh!!!

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May 13, 2011 at 21:29:38
Run a virus scan from outside the Windows environment. Download a bootable AV Rescue CD.


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May 13, 2011 at 22:22:59
To my knowledge, recent variants of Sality are encrypting the code they inject into an .exe file, so the file is not cleanable.

The file will need to be replaced from the original installation media: i.e. XP Installation CD. or whatever Operating System is running on the PC.

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May 14, 2011 at 01:02:21
so in short you need to do a full format(format all drives).

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May 19, 2011 at 09:49:08
There are numerous tools available that will remove Sality. Sometimes a little googling is all it takes.

Learn to use Google!

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May 19, 2011 at 12:36:43
"There are numerous tools available that will remove Sality."

Any of them you have used and recommend?

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June 9, 2011 at 04:25:51

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