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    albernaz Guest

    Post Sality virus

    My computer was infected by a SALITY virus. Not only it infected all of the .exe files as it also turned off Zone Alarm Security. I had to reformat the hard disk. Please tell me if you have corrected this serious threat, otherwise I will have to use a different anti-virus
    Last edited by GeorgeV; January 20th, 2010 at 05:27 PM.

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    fatalerror Guest

    Default Re: Sality virus

    Hi albernaz,

    You could try removal instructions here:

    http://forums.zonealarm.com/showthread.php?t=70448

    or here:

    ** Snip ** Link to commercial software removed

    Good luck
    Last edited by fax; January 20th, 2010 at 09:38 PM. Reason: link removed

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    Default Re: Sality virus

    Hello,
    no security product can cover 100% of the threat out there. However with a correct setup and good education you can avoid most of the potential issues.

    First be sure you are running the latest version of the ZA Security. Latest versions are published here. Every new version add new feature agaist latest threats. Then set ZA antivirus update frequency to lowest level (30 minutes). Just few minutes can make the difference between been infected and been protected

    Ensure the ZA program control is the to MAX. Always mind about ZA popup windows warning you about suspicious behaviour. Don't just allow everything without reading. If you have ZA Extreme, turn ON forcefield virtualization.

    Do not overlap security tool one over the other. It is likely to cause conflicts behind the scene with application fighting for resources and blocking each other. End result less security and difficulties in case of infections. Remove any other security tool you have installed to the exception of the free tools suggested here.

    Finally, if you encounter new non recognised viruses please send it in a password protected zip to newvirus at kaspersky dot com. Subject: virus. Include password in the e-mail.

    Cheers,
    Fax

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