Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
Sality.AK is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
Sality.AK does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.
Sality.AK uses the following infection strategies: