how to remove WIN\32 Sality.Y(HELP ME)

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how to remove WIN32 Sality.Y(HELP ME)

Post by chazzy27 on 12th June 2009, 4:14 am

my computer was infected by SALITY.Y i cant remove it because whenever i update a antivirus ,y computer hangs i dont know why..... and i have read several tips on how to remove sality... i have avira antivrus but seems it cannot remove the virus it deletes my .exe files.... please help me anyone there.. sorry for my bad english..... i cant boot from safe mode beacuse of SPTD.sys............


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Re: how to remove WIN\32 Sality.Y(HELP ME)

Post by Belahzur on 12th June 2009, 8:45 am

I'm afraid I have bad news.

Your system is infected with a polymorphic file infector called Sality. Sality is capable of infecting all the machine's executable files (.exe) and screensaver files (.scr). However, the problem is that the virus has a number of bugs in its code, and as a result, it may misinfect a proportion of executable files and therefore, the files are corrupted beyond repair. As of now, security experts suggest that a format and clean install, or destructive recovery if you have an OEM recovery partition, is the best way to clean the infection and it is the best and safest way to return the machine to its normal working state.

Backup all your documents and important items (personal data, work documents, etc) only. DO NOT backup any executable files (softwares) and screensavers (*.scr). It attempts to infect any accessed .exe or .scr files by appending itself to the executable.

Also, avoid backing up compressed files (zip/cab/rar) files that have .exe or .scr files inside them. Sality can penetrate and infect .exe files inside compressed files too.

Recent variants also modify htm, html, asp and php files.

Do not back up to another machine, as it may become compromised. Burn to DVD/CD, or to an external drive which has nothing else on it, and which you can format should it happen to become infected from the backups.

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Instructions how to format and reinstall Windows can be found [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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