# Virus Profile: W32/Sality.gen.z!91676CD65696

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Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low 11/16/2012 11/16/2012 Unknown 962536 Virus Win32 6898 Removal Instructions

## Description

Viruses are self-replicating. They are often spread by a network or by transmission to a removable medium such as a removable disk, writable CD, or USB drive. Viruses may also spread by infecting files on a network file system or a file system that is shared by another computer.

## Indication of Infection

This symptoms of this detection are the files, registry, and network communication referenced in the characteristics section.

## Methods of Infection

Viruses are self-replicating. They are often spread by a network or by transmission to a removable medium such as a removable disk, writable CD, or USB drive. Viruses may also spread by infecting files on a network file system or a file system that is shared by another computer.

## Virus Characteristics

This is a Virus

File PropertiesProperty Values
McAfee DetectionW32/Sality.gen.z
Length962536 bytes
MD591676cd65696df7583f07be4ee8dc6a3
SHA16ff276b12b4e829cf98f10bf0e18f6238da9a874

Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
EMSI SoftwareVirus.Win32.Tanatos!IK
ahnlabWin32/Kashu.B
avastWin32:Kukacka
AVG (GriSoft)win32/tanatos.m
aviraW32/Sality.y
KasperskyVirus.Win32.Sality.GeN
BitDefenderWin32.Sality.OG
clamavW32.Sality-56
Dr.WebWin32.Sector.5
F-ProtW32/Sality.ak
FortiNetW32/Sality.AA
Microsoftvirus:win32/sality.am
SymantecW32.Sality.AE
EsetWin32/Sality.NAR
normanW32/Sality.an
pandaW32/Sality.ak
risingWin32.KUKU.ky
SophosW32/Sality-AM
Trend MicroPE_SALITY.EN
vba32Virus.Win32.Sality.kaka
V-BusterWin32.Sality.AP.Gen
Vet (Computer Associates)Win32/Sality.AA

Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others.

ActivitiesRisk Levels
Adds or modifies system policies. Could be used to prevent the or detour the use of common system tools.
Attempts to write instructions that detour an existing code path of a previously loaded process.
Attempts to load and execute remote code in a previously loaded process
Modifies Windows explorer file browser's Advanced settings. Sometimes used by malware to make executable files look like documents.
Modifies Windows firewall settings.
Enumerates many system files and directories.
Enumerates process list

McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaW32/Sality.gen.z
McAfee SupportedW32/Sality.gen.z

System Changes

Some path values have been replaced with environment variables as the exact location may vary with different configurations.
e.g.
%WINDIR% = \WINDOWS (Windows 9x/ME/XP/Vista/7), \WINNT (Windows NT/2000)
%PROGRAMFILES% = \Program Files

The following files were analyzed:

6ff276b12b4e829cf98f10bf0e18f6238da9a874

 The following files have been added to the system: %PROGRAMFILES%\msn\tmp4352$.tmp%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\data.xml%WINDIR%\LastGood\INF\oem6.PNF%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\TMP4351$.TMP%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\pisynctw.exe%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\viewer.htm%WINDIR%\LastGood\INF\oem6.inf%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\splash.gif%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\1033\piorgres.dll%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\images\prgemp.gif%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\msnphoto.scr%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\ActiveXControl.htm%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\pi.inf%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\pidav.dll%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\fngrprnt.dll%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\msvcr71.dll%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\piview.dll%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\unicows.dll%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\msvcr71.dll%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\messengerData.xml%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\pidav.dll%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\scripts\Slideshow1.js%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\pisync.dll%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\config.xml%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\pibase.dll%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\images\prggrn.gif%PROGRAMFILES%\msn\msncorefiles\tmp4352$.tmp%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\startup.js%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\images\mega.gif%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\pibase.dll%PROGRAMFILES%\tmp4352$.tmp%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\locale\slideshow.xml%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\piorg.dll
 The following files have been changed: %PROGRAMFILES%\winrar\winrar.exe%WINDIR%\system.ini%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\catroot2\dberr.txt%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\notepad.exe%WINDIR%\setupapi.log%PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\catroot\{f750e6c3-38ee-11d1-85e5-00c04fc295ee}\timestamp%PROGRAMFILES%\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE
 The following files were temporarily written to disk then later removed: %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\TempDir\mediactr.cat%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\SET2A.tmp%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\images\SET2D.tmp%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\pi.inf%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\locale\SET31.tmp%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\TempDir\MW770.CAT%PROGRAMFILES%\msn\msncorefiles\pi\set23.tmp%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\piorg.dll%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\W95INF16.DLL%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\fngrprnt.dll%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\TempDir\IMS.CAT%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\SET13.tmp%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\msvcr71.dll%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\TempDir\sp1.cat%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\SET26.tmp%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\unicows.dll%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\SET29.tmp%TEMP%\winqorkrv.exe%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\pidav.dll%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\SET16.tmp%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\viewer.htm%WINDIR%\INF\oem6.inf%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\piorgres.dll%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\SET34.tmp%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\active~1.htm%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\TempDir\nt5inf.cat%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\scripts\SET30.tmp%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\TempDir\KB893803v2_wxp.cat%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\slides~1.xml%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\splash.gif%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\images\SET2E.tmp%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\TempDir\NT5IIS.CAT%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\prggrn.gif%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\config.xml%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\pibase.dll%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\PI.txt%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\SET12.tmp%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\piview.dll%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\TempDir\HPCRDP.CAT%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\SET25.tmp%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\SET36.tmp%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\TempDir\nt5.cat%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\pisync.dll%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\SET33.tmp%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\TempDir\IASNT4.CAT%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\SET15.tmp%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\mega.gif%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\TempDir\ntprint.cat%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\1033\SET32.tmp%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\SET28.tmp%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\SET27.tmp%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\prgemp.gif%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\TempDir\OEMBIOS.CAT%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\slides~1.js%PROGRAMFILES%\msn\msncorefiles\pi\set24.tmp%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\TempDir\msmsgs.cat%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\W95INF32.DLL%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\startup.js%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\messen~1.xml%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\SET38.tmp%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\images\SET2F.tmp%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\SET14.tmp%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\ADVPACK.DLL%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\TempDir\fp4.cat%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\SET2B.tmp%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\data.xml%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\pisynctw.exe%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\TempDir\mstsweb.cat%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\SET35.tmp%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\TempDir\tabletpc.cat%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\PI\SET2C.tmp%TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\msnphoto.scr%PROGRAMFILES%\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\SET37.tmp

All Users:

Please use the following instructions for all supported versions of Windows to remove threats and other potential risks:

2.Update to current engine and DAT files for detection and removal.

3.Run a complete system scan.

Modifications made to the system Registry and/or INI files for the purposes of hooking system startup, will be successfully removed if cleaning with the recommended engine and DAT combination (or higher).

1. Please go to the Microsoft Recovery Console and restore a clean MBR.

On windows XP:

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM drive and restart the computer.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Select the Windows installation that is compromised and provide the administrator password
Issue 'fixmbr' command to restore the Master Boot Record
Reset and remove the CD from CD-ROM drive.

On Windows Vista and 7:

Insert the Windows CD into the CD-ROM drive and restart the computer.
When the System Recovery Options dialog comes up, choose the Command Prompt.
Issue 'bootrec /fixmbr' command to restore the Master Boot Record
Reset and remove the CD from CD-ROM drive.