According to a notice on the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, "Sality is a highly virulent strain […] known to infect other files (making full removal after infection challenging), copy itself to removable media, disable security, and then download other malware. It is also a very large family -- one of the most prevalent families this year." The fact that autorun can be used to start an attack process has helped this virus spread very fast.
The ~7MB patch just went live a few moments ago so it would be wise to check Windows Update to stay on the safe side. The update comes just over a week ahead of the regularly scheduled Patch Tuesday for the month of August.
Downloads and Drivers
From the Forums
Subscribe to TechSpot
Get free exclusive content, learn about new features and breaking tech news.