There are several highly dangerous virus programs that are available right now. For people who browse the internet or make use of different external files which they get from remote drives and servers, one of the biggest fears is that they might get a virus in their computer. By definition, a virus is regarded a malicious software that can penetrate your computer through the internet, or by attaching itself to an external file which you copy without suspicion in to your computer. That virus then slowly begins to spread within your computer, until it totally affects every file inside. The amount of damage that a virus can do varies significantly, but there are several very dangerous viruses that can cause severe damage to your computer. One of these viruses is Sality. In the following few paragraphs, you will learn about what this harmful virus can do, as well as how it enters your computer.

Microsoft has given this virus a threat level of ‘Severe’, which might give you an idea of the amount of damage it can cause to your computer. For people who do not know, there are a number of different names that this virus has apart from its original name. Different antivirus programs make use of its aliases, such as Sector 21, Eldorado, SalLoad, Spamta, Vilsel, etc. This virus generally spreads and grows in size by infecting a majority of the executable files of Windows and by placing copies of itself on all of the remote and removable drives that you might have attached to your computer.

This virus has the ability to terminate a number of security products that you might be running in your computer, and can easily prohibit several utilities of Windows from initiating, which causes your computer to stop functioning normally in several areas. Windows utilities that are prevented from running and are essential will be stopped, and might cause your computer to crash at several occasions. The rapid rate at which this virus tends to grow is also quite harmful, as within a very short while, it can spread through all of the directories of Windows in your computer.

You will also be unable to run the Windows Registry Editor for as long as the Sality virus is present within your computer system. Also, this virus creates a separate driver entry in to your computer, and spreads via file infection at a very rapid rate. This virus is extremely harmful and can cause a number of issues in a person’s computer, causing it to stop functioning properly and crash at an excessive rate. Not only does it cause crashes, but the excessive amount of file infections that it causes can really limit the speed of your computer, causing it to slow down significantly. People who have quad core systems will find their speeds to be significantly lessened, which does often pose a really big question about their computer’s security. The only way to prevent this virus is to install a very good antivirus program.