W32/Sality.gen.z Description

W32/Sality.gen.z is a computer virus that seems to be a legitimate program, but, in fact, is a malicious threat. W32/Sality.gen.z may proliferate by infecting files on a network file system or a file system that is shared by another computer. W32/Sality.gen.z may be installed for malicious purposes by a hacker enabling to get remote access to the infected computer in order to steal passwords, Internet banking and personal information. W32/Sality.gen.z changes system security center, registry entries and disables anti-virus software and firewall. You need to remove W32/Sality.gen.z as soon as possible.

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  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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Technical Information

File System Details

W32/Sality.gen.z creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 file.exe 142,848 b3f6c2aeb149d574f1964561dfdde834 81
3 C:\autorun.inf N/A
4 C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] N/A
5 C:\Program Files\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] N/A
7 C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temp\[clear all] N/A
10 C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\[clear all] N/A

Registry Details

W32/Sality.gen.z creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"

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