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W32/Sality.gen Worm help!

Posted on 2009-03-31
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I have a users system that appears to be infected with W32/Sality.gen worm, Vundo.grb and others.  I think we have hit a point where it should be formatted and rebuilt.My question is if I transfer his data (PST files, My docs, etc) to a new PC what are the chances that I will bring the infection with them since this seems to infect many different files from many different apps?
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Hi,
I believe Sality affects only .scr and .exe files. So you should be pretty safe saving documents, music, pics, ect....
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The depth and impact of infections (worm/trojan/virus) varies.  Without knowing all the intrusions, tough to respond specifically in terms of how intrusive these infections were.  Some links I hope to be of help on this effort follow.
This link is informative on the Vundo side and shows the extent of this culprit quite well - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vundo
Sality gen characteristics and files infected (overview) http://www.threatexpert.com/threats/w32-sality-gen.html

 
 
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