Elmansy Anti Virus Anti WIN32/Sality
Elmansy Anti Virus Anti WIN32/Sality is a lightweight and portable command-line application that enables you to clean pen drives infected with the Sality virus.
It keeps user intervention at a minimum level, making the tool suitable even for those with little or no experience in antivirus applications.
Since installation is not a prerequisite, you can drop the executable file to a custom directory on the hard drive and just click it to run.
It is also possible to save Elmansy Anti Virus Anti WIN32/Sality to a USB flash drive or similar storage unit (like an external HDD), in order to use it on any infected or suspicious machine with minimum effort and no prior installers.
An important aspect to take into account is that the Windows registry does not get updated with new entries, and files are not left behind on the HDD after removing the app, as this typically happens with installers.
The scanning procedure is immediately initialized at program startup. Windows Explorer is closed throughout this process. Elmansy Anti Virus Anti WIN32/Sality shows you each type of Sality virus it's looking for, and always asks for permission to proceed with the next step.
As expected, the program runs on a very low amount of CPU and RAM, so it does not put a strain on computer performance. No error dialogs were shown in our tests, and the app did not hang or crash.
Although it does not include a graphical interface, Elmansy Anti Virus Anti WIN32/Sality provides a straightforward solution to removing the Sality virus, and it should please all types of users, regardless of their skill level.