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SONAR.Sality!gen1

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
April 14, 2014
Updated:
April 14, 2014 11:27:44 AM
Type:
Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
SONAR.Sality!gen1 is a heuristic detection that is designed to detect the W32.Sality family of threats.

For more information, please see the following resource:
W32.Sality

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 14, 2014 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 14, 2014 revision 017
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 16, 2014
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: 10+
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Downloads files and URLs.
  • Modifies Files: Infects files on local drives and removable media.
  • Degrades Performance: Participation in a peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet may degrade performance.
  • Compromises Security Settings: Lowers security settings and may disable security-related processes and applications.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Target of Infection: Executable files on local, removable and remote shared drives.

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