Win32 Sality Infection Description

Win32 Sality is categorized as Trojan infection that attempts to cause a stream of harmful activities on targeted computers. It messes up your windows by damaging files and adding malicious key registries. Win32 Sality virus usually comes bounded with spam email attachment, rogue websites or free downloads. The computer threats increases web traffics even creates hardware issue without your consent. As long as Win32 Sality installed on your computer, specific changes would be made aggressively. So this malware keeps being activated. It won’t remove. Win32 Sality performance might be triggered by hackers. In order to invade users’ money. The virus reduces system security and steals private data, including email, IP address, logins and passwords. You’d better delete Win32 Sality as quickly as possible.

Harmful properties of Win32 Sality infection

  • Win32 Sality modifies computer default settings
  • Browses shut down constantly
  • Annoying pop-ups take over the whole screen
  • Win32 Sality redirects start-up page and homepage
  • The internet speed is getting pretty slow
  • You can hardly visit a certain website
  • Additional programs are installed without asking for permission

Manually Remove Win32 Sality from Windows OS

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Quick Menu

Step 1. Remove Win32 Sality related plug-in, toolbar, add-on, extension from Chrome/Firefox/IE/Edge

Step 2. Uninstall Win32 Sality related programs from your computer;

Step 3. Change system folder settings to show all hidden files;

Step 4. Find and delete Win32 Sality related files in hidden folders;

Step 5. Find and remove Win32 Sality related registry files ;

Step 6. Reset Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox and IE to remove Win32 Sality related hijacker;

Step 1.Remove Win32 Sality related extension from Microsoft Edge/ Chrome/Firefox/IE

Note – If you cannot find or remove a malicious extension, please read next step.



On Chrome

  • Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  • Click Tools.
  • Select Extensions.
  • Click the trash can icon to delete extensions that may be related with Win32 Sality.
  • A confirmation dialog appears, click Remove.

  • Click the menu button and choose Add-ons.
  • In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions panel.
  • Select add-ons that may be related with Win32 Sality and click Remove button
  • Click Restart now if it pops up.

  • Open the IE, click the Tools button , and click Manage add-ons.
  • Click Toolbars and Extensions on left side of the window., and then select extensions that may be related with Win32 Sality;
  • If the add-on can be deleted, you’ll see the Remove option. Click Remove and then click Close. Otherwise click Disable button.


  • Click More (…) on the address bar and select Extensions


  • Select extensions that may be related with Win32 Sality and click Uninstall button









Step 2.Uninstall Win32 Sality related programs from your computer

1. Press Win + R keys at the same time to launch Run box >> Then input: “Control Panel” and click OK

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Win32 Sality uninstall

2. In Control Panel, click on Uninstall a program

Win32 Sality uninstalling

3. In the Programs and Features window, right click on apps that may be related with Win32 Sality, then click Uninstall/Change. Then select Uninstall option.

Note – If you cannot find or remove malicious program, please continue the below steps.

Step 3.Change system folder settings to show all hidden files

Win 7 / Vista User

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  • Right-click the Windows Logo button and choose Open Windows Explorer.
  • Click Organize and choose Folder and Search Options.
  • Click the View tab, select Show hidden files and folders and then clear the checkbox for Hide protected system operating files.
  • Click Yes on the warning and then click OK.
Win 8 UserWin32 Sality removal for win 8

  • On your keyboard press the Windows + E keys.
  • Click the View tab.
  • Check File name extensions and Hidden items

Win 10 User

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  • Open This PC, click View and select Options.
  • In the Folder Options window, choose View, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then click OK.

Step 4.Find and delete suspicious files in the locations listed below:

%Temp%\[malware name]

%AppData%\[malware name]

%LocalAppData%\[malware name]

%LocalAppData%\[malware name].exe

%CommonAppData%\[malware name]



Virus and malware may hide its files in different locations of PC. If you are not able to locate files of Win32 Sality, you can try Wipersoft’s Malware Detection Tool to see if it will detect the unsafe files for you:

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Step 5. Find and remove nasty registry files related with Win32 Sality:

1. Open Registry Editor first:

  • Press Win [Windows key] + R on your keyboard.

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  • Type regedit in the Run box and hit OK

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2. Find out and remove all harmful registry files that may be related with Win32 Sality:

(Do Not Delete Any Registry File If You’re Not Familiar with It)

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Wrong operation in Registry Editor might harm your computer.If you are not able to locate and identify the nasty registry files, we recommend using Wipersoft Anti-malware and see if it will find out unsafe registry files of infection for you. This may save you hours and avoid risks.

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Step 6. Reset Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox and IE to remove Win32 Sality

Reset Microsoft Edge

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1. Select More (…) on the address bar, then click Settings

2. click “Choose what to clear”

3. Select all the options and then click Clear button




Reset Chrome

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1. Open Chrome, then click “Customize and control Google Chrome” button >> click Settings

2. Scroll down to the bottom, then click on Show advanced settings button

3. After clicking on Show advanced settings button, scroll down to the bottom and click on Reset browser settings button

. A message box will pop up to inform that your browser settings will be restored to their original defaults, click Reset button when it appears:

Reset Firefox

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1. Open Firefox, then click on Firefox button, then Click on Help button, then Click on Troubleshooting Information

2. At the Troubleshooting Information page, click on Reset Firefox

3. A message box will pop up to let you confirm that you want to reset Firefox to its initial state, click Reset Firefox button when it appears:

Reset Internet Explorer

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1. Open Internet Explorer, then click on Tools, then click on Internet Options

2. On the Internet Options window: click on Advanced tab, then click Reset button

3. A message box will pop up to let you confirm that you want to reset all Internet Explorer Settings, click Reset button when it appears:

4. When the resetting process is done, you’ll see this message box, click Close

5. You’ll need to restart your Internet Explorer to complete the resetting process.

Tips for Threat Prevention

– Always running professional Antivirus or Antimalware and keep Firewall ON;

– Create System Restore Point regularly and back up important personal files;

– Avoid downloading free programs from unknown third party shared sites;

– Regularly update system via automatic system update;

– Don’t access porn sites or similar sites which are potentially harmful;

– Avoid opening any attachments of unknown emails.