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Sality.AO

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sality.AO
Technical name:JS/Sality.AO
Threat level:Medium
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:May 8, 2009
Detection updated on:June 7, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Sality.AO is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

Sality.AO 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.