Sality- Everything you need to know

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Due to the rise in the number of different file types that are present right now, the amount of viruses which are present have also risen. There are a number of different virus programs that can affect your computer right now, and most of these programs are those which can really harm your computer. In this article, we shall discuss one of the most harmful virus programs that pose a major threat to computer systems right now, which is known as Sality. For people who do not know, the different between viruses and other malicious software is that viruses tend to spread by attaching and infecting other files on a person’s computer. They rapidly evolve and mutate throughout your computer, and infect important system files as well.

Also, if viruses are not quickly removed from your computer, they will severely affect performance and might even render your computer totally useless, at which point the only option that remains is to format all of the drives in your computer. However, some of the major virus programs at present also have the capability of completely rendering your hard disk useless, as well as all of the data on it, so it is important for people to make sure that they take appropriate prevention measures. One of the prime causes for the spread of this virus infection is through file infections. Sality attaches itself to files and generally transfers itself from remote drives and Windows servers that host files. If you copy an infected file on to your computer, it will quickly inject a code in to all of the running processes in your computer, and then begins to expand itself.

It creates a device driver in your computer, and then creates and starts its own service process in the aforementioned driver directory, which it uses in order to carry operations. Any remote Windows drive that you connect to your computer will also get infected accordingly, which cause a major problem for people who need to rapidly transfer data. Also, several utilities of Windows are also prevented from functioning properly, which causes a major problem and severe crashes in your computing performance, as most of the utilities that are stopped from working are those which are essential to computer performance.

Sality also creates registry sub keys, embedding itself firmly in your computer’s registry as well. One of the major signs that your computer is infected with this virus is that it does not allow you to run the Windows Registry Editor, as well as several applications which are related to security based applications as well. A number of people also complain that applications such as Windows Defender fail to function properly as well. Almost every file with the .exe extension gets affected with Sality, which makes sure that it causes as much harm as possible to your computer by spreading rapidly to all USB and remote media drives as well. It also downloads files from remote Web servers to your computer too.

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What is Sality?

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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.