Sality has been terrorizing computer users since 2003, when personal digital assistants (PDAs or PDAs) made headlines for technical publications and office PCs were running Windows XP. Over the years, users managed to exchange their PDAs for smartphones, and desktop computers switched to new operating systems and digital solutions for workstations. Sality, however, has survived the frantic pace of technological innovation and continues to threaten organizations to this day.
Sality virus infects local executables, removable media, and remotely used drives. It creates a peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet that facilitates the downloading and execution of other malware. Sality can perform malicious code injection and modify its entry point to force code execution. This malware remains viable, adopting successful strategies of other threats, including methods such as rootkit / backdoor, keylogging and worm-like distribution.