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W32.Sality.Y

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 16, 2007
Updated:
March 16, 2007 3:23:06 PM
Type:
Virus
Infection Length:
25,600 bytes
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
W32.Sality.Y is a virus that spreads by infecting executable files. It also deletes certain files from the compromised computer.

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W32.Sality

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 16, 2007
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 16, 2007
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 23, 2012 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 21, 2007
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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
  • Deletes Files: Deletes certain .key files.
  • Modifies Files: Infects executable files.
    Appends lines to certain files.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Sends information to a remote user.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Target of Infection: Spreads by infecting executable files.
Writeup By: Takayoshi Nakayama

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