How to Remove the W32.Sality.Gen Virus

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How to Remove the W32.Sality.Gen Virus
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The W32.Sality.Gen Virus is a malicious virus that attaches itself to key system files that can affect many aspects of a Windows PC causing the system to produce undesirable results. The virus can also spread among other systems connected to a network so it's important to remove the virus as soon as possible after detection. Removing the W32.Sality.Gen Virus is a simple task with antivirus software or special software created to remove this virus specifically.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


    Run the AVG Threat Remover

  1. 1

    Download the AVG Win32.Sality Threat Remover files to your desktop (see Resources). Download all three files: rmsality.exe, rmsality.nt and rmsality.dos.

  2. 2

    Double-click "rmsality.exe" to run the Threat Remover.

  3. 3

    Highlight the hard drive on which to perform the fix and run the Threat Removal software. Viruses mainly attach to the Windows directory on the C drive. In the case of W32.Sality.Gen, you will want to choose every hard drive connected to the computer.

    Run Anti-Virus Software

  1. 1

    Download a free antivirus program (see Resources.)

  2. 2

    Install the antivirus software to your computer by following the on-screen instructions.

  3. 3

    Click "Start" and select "All Programs." Click the antivirus program you installed. Alternatively, click on the desktop icon for your antivirus program, if the program created a desktop icon on install. Follow instructions to run a full scan on your computer for threats. The software should detect the virus.

  4. 4

    Follow on-screen instructions to remove or quarantine the virus with the antivirus software.

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