There are different types of computer virus, but this type can be considered the most dangerous computer virus. Win32/Sality.AT is a malware which deletes everything it finds, by turning it into a shortcut file. It infects everything, even files stored on USB or external Hard Drives that came in touch with the computer and if you connect them (the external Hard drive and USB) to another computer and open one of the shortcut (malware-infected) files, you will infect that computer as well.
The best way to get rid of this infection is via Safe Mode (click here to learn how to boot into safe mode), while all the pieces of software are "asleep."
Once you are in Safe Mode, follow the steps below:
Viruses are designed to deprive you of the pleasure to browse the net and download files quickly and nowadays it is difficult to tell which is the worst computer virus. The solution is to remove them; however, there are some viruses which may incapacitate your antivirus and prevent it from operating normally. If you try reinstalling it or install a different one, the result will be the same.
If you wonder how to get rid of a virus on your computer, you need to access the safe mode (so that the virus remains inactive). If don't know how to get into Safe Mode, check the don't know how to boot in Safe Mode guide to find out.
Once you're in safe mode:
Considered to be the worst computer virus, ransomware is a type of malware that restricts the users' access to the computer and forces the users to pay a "ransom" to the operators of the malware in order to remove the restriction. Although very rare to get, it can sometimes cause data loss (you will have to reinstall Windows, and the "C:" drive will be wiped). It can also prevent you from accessing Windows, encrypt files so you can't use them, stop certain software from running (e.g the web browser) make you complete surveys and etc.
The best way to remove it, is by installing an anti-malware software such as Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, through Safe Mode.
If you don't know how to get into safe mode, check out these solutions.
Note: If you already had an antivirus (anti-malware) installed, remove it in the control panel. If you don't know how to uninstall a program, check out these solutions.
Also, DO NOT PAY THE "FINE", Because there is no guarantee that the ransomware will be removed from your computer.
Viruses are designed to deprive you of the pleasure to browse the net and download files quickly. The solution is to remove them; however, there are some viruses which may incapacitate your antivirus and prevent it from operating normally. If you try reinstalling it or install a different one, the result will be the same.
In a situation like this, you need to access the safe mode or safe boot (so that the virus remains inactive). If you are not sure how to get into safe mode, click don't know how to boot in Safe Mode guide.
Once you are in safe mode, download a fresh copy of an antivirus software and scan your computer. Since the virus (or viruses) is inactive it will be easier for the antivirus to delete it (them). Also, you can run a full malware scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to make sure that the virus(es) is(are) removed.
Note: If you are not sure which antivirus software to download and install, check out the don't know which antivirus software to install.
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