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W32.Sality.X

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
January 12, 2007
Updated:
March 27, 2007 3:54:05 PM
Type:
Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP
W32.Sality.X is a virus that spreads by infecting executable files and drops a copy of W32.HLLP.Sality.

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W32.Sality

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 13, 2007
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 30, 2013 revision 001
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 13, 2007
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 30, 2013 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 17, 2007
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Infects .exe files.
  • Compromises Security Settings: Disables security related applications.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi

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