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As predicted, Sality has only one operating system within its list and that is Microsoft Windows. Due to its huge number of users, the number of infections triggered by this particular virus cannot even be predicted.
A few words about the Sality virus
Since 2003, Sality has created havoc within the community through its rapid deployment in network environments. As time passed, it has become stealthier as well as deadlier.
It attacks the executable files found in the system and then provides hackers with personal and sensitive data in order to gain information regarding protected accounts.
Kaspersky is one of the antivirus companies that has released a specialized tool to deal with the removal of Sality and that’s how SalityKiller was created. While this specific malware can also be taken care of manually, the vast majority of users prefer software solutions. AVG is yet another company that created a special Sality cleaning tool and other antivirus solutions can also detect it.
The main problem when dealing with detected threats is the percentage of files that are actually working after the cleaning process in case the tool you are using can even try to perform that operation. Most of the times you end up with crippled executable files and thus the need to reinstall applications. In truth, this is the cheapest price to pay and one should not be unhappy with such results.
SalityKiller features a command-prompt interface requiring the least knowledge when it comes to running the program with command-line parameters. The options that are brought to the table range from the simple scanning of specific folders to complete system scanning and even a monitoring mode.
While not being the perfect Sality removal tool, SalityKiller can help you get rid of the mess that this peculiar malicious code brings to your system as a first step into a larger scheme that also comprises serious antivirus software to be deployed and regularly updated. There is always better to prevent any infection rather than treating it and SalityKiller is that starter pill once the line of defense has been overrun.
SalityKiller was reviewed by Alexandru Pintilie, last updated on July 28th, 2014
Runs on: Windows All