Monday, December 10, 2012


  Sality is the classification for a family of malicous software (malware), which infects files on Microsoft Windows systems. Sality was first discovered in 2003 and has advanced over the years to become a dynamic, enduring and full-featured form of malicious code. Systems infected with Sality may communicate over a peer-to-peer (P2P) network for the purpose of relaying spam, proxying of communications, exfiltrating sensitive data, compromising web servers and/or coordinating distributed computing tasks for the purpose of processing intensive tasks (e.g. password cracking). Because of its continued development and capabilities, Sality is considered to be one of the more complex and formidable forms of malware to date.

Sality killer is a  tool by Kaspersky.

Download the file from

How to disinfect my computer from Virus.Win32.Sality 

Information The recommendations given concerning disinfection of a computer from Virus.Win32.Sality should be applied only if NO Kaspersky Lab product is installed on an infected computer, and/ or if the computer is already infected and a Kaspersky Lab product cannot be installed by regular means. Kaspersky Lab experts also recommend using RescueDisk to disinfect an infected computer.
Information The SalityKiller.exe utility given in this article allows detecting and disinfecting only the following Sality modification Virus.Win32.Sality.aa,,,
In order to disinfect a computer from Virus.Win32.Sality, do the following:
If infected computers are in the local network under domain control: 
Step 1. Preparation to disinfection:
  • Download the file from
  • Run the file SalityKiller.exe on each computer in turn (for example, through Kaspersky Administration Kit, or the server group policy).
  • on all computers on which the domain administrator can register and work
WarningWhile disinfecting this group of the computers do not log on under domain administrator on any other computers to prevent further spread of the infection in the network. 
  • on all other computers
WarningDo not stop or terminate work of the utility until all computers in the network have been disinfected.
Step 2. Algorithm of computer disinfection.
Computers on which you log on under a domain administrator rights should be disinfected first. Once these computers are disinfected, start disinfecting other computers in the network.
  • Run the utility SalityKiller.exe on the infected computers once again (no additional commands to run the utility are needed). 
  • A reboot might require after disinfection.
  • Make sure that the anti-virus icon in system tray has turned red thus indicating the anti-virus software is fully functional. If otherwise, reinstall the anti-virus via Kaspersky Administration Kit. 
  • Update the anti-virus databases (signature threats) for the Kaspersky Lab’s product installed on your PC. If you cannot download the updates from the Internet, you can use Kaspersky Update Utility 2.0.   
  • set the full scan options to their maximum scan level 
  • run full computer scan
Step 3. Signs of a disinfected/ clean computer
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus is running and works in normal mode 
  • full computer scan does not detect infected objects on the computer
Step 4. Cleaning the registry of infected computers in the domain network:
  • download the file
  • unpack the file 
  • run the file Disable_autorun.reg from the archive 

    You can also disable autorun from all devices by running the SalityKiller utility with parameter -a.
  • Click Yes to confirm adding the information to the registry 
  • once the scan is over, from the archive run the file of the registry key: 
    • under Windows 2000 run the registry file SafeBootWin200.reg 
    • under Windows XP run the registry file SafeBootWinXP.reg 
    • under Windows 2003 run the registry file SafeBootWinServer2003.reg 
    • under Windows Vista / 2008 run the registry file SafebootVista.reg
    • under Windows 7 / 2008 R2 run the registry file SafebootWin7.reg
If infected computer are not in the network
  • Disable the iSwift and iChecker technologies, if one of the following products is installed and running on your PC:
    • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0 
    • Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 
    • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 
    • Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 
    • Kaspersky Anti-Virus  2009;
    • Kaspersky Internet Security 2009;
    • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010;
    • Kaspersky Internet Security 2010;
    • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011;
    • Kaspersky Internet Security 2011;
    • Kaspersky PURE;
    • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations 
    • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 SOS 
    • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Servers 
  • Download the file SalityKiller.exe
  • Run the file SalityKiller.exe
  • A reboot might require after disinfection.
Information With an installed Kaspersky Lab product you might be prompted to allow any activity to the process Sality_killer.exe 
    • Go to Start > All programs > right-click Startup > select Open 
    • Right-click any place in the Startup folder 
    • In the menu select New > Shortcut 
    • In the Create Shortcut window click Browse 
    • Browse the folder into which the file SalityKiller.exe was unpacked 
    • Highlight the file SalityKiller.exe 
    • Click the OK button 
    • Click Next 
    • Click OK

  • Download the file 
  • Unpack the file 
  • Run the file Disable_autorun.reg from the archive 

    You can also disable autorun from all devices by running the SalityKiller utility with parameter -a.
  • Click Yes to confirm adding the information to the registry 

You can restore the registry branch SafeBoot which is needed for a PC to be able to boot in safe mode, by running SalityKiller.exe with parameter -j.
Additional parameters to run SalityKiller.exe from command line:
-p - scan a specific folder;
-n - scan network disks;
-r - scan flash drives, scan removable hard disks connected via USB and Fire Wire;
-y - close the window when the utility finishes;
-s - scan in "silent" mode (without opening console box);
-l - write log to the file;
-v - detailed logging (must be used in combination with -l);
-x - restore possibility to view hidden and system files;
-a - disable autorun from any devices;
-j - restore the registry branch SafeBoot (if it is deleted, the PC will not be able to start up in Safe mode);
-m - monitoring mode to protect the system from getting infected;
-q - scan the system and then go to monitoring mode;
-k – the utility will scan all disks, detect files autorun.inf created by the virus Virus.Win32.Sality and eliminate them. It will also delete the executable file linked by autorun.inf, even if such file has been already disinfected.


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