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W32/Sality.gen.z

Posted: September 5, 2011

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs: 76
First Seen: September 6, 2011
OS(es) Affected: Windows

W32/Sality.gen.z is a malicious worm that circulates through various tricky techniques, such as deceptive downloads, social-networking links, and bogus video codec updates. W32/Sality.gen.z can replicate itself to other computers through networks without a PC user's consent and knowledge. W32/Sality.gen.z is able to control computing behavior and run executable payloads together with matching pop-up ads. To secure your machine from harm, uninstall W32/Sality.gen.z as quickly as possible.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:



file.exe File name: file.exe
Size: 142.84 KB (142848 bytes)
MD5: b3f6c2aeb149d574f1964561dfdde834
Detection count: 81
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: October 11, 2011
C:\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] File name: C:\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
Group: Malware file
C:\Program Files\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] File name: C:\Program Files\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
Group: Malware file
C:\System\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] File name: C:\System\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
Group: Malware file
C:\WINDOWS\system32\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] File name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
Group: Malware file
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] File name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
Group: Malware file
C:\autorun.inf File name: C:\autorun.inf
Mime Type: unknown/inf
Group: Malware file
C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\[clear all] File name: C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\[clear all]
Group: Malware file
C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temp\[clear all] File name: C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temp\[clear all]
Group: Malware file
C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] File name: C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
Group: Malware file

More files

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"