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Apr 14, 2014

Risk Level 2: Low

SONAR.Sality!gen1 is a heuristic detection that is designed to detect the W32.Sality family of threats.

Initial Daily Certified version of virus definitions for Norton security products was released on April 14, 2014 revision 017. It should be noted that users with the older versions of Norton Internet Security are limited to Daily LiveUpdate definitions. For more information, go to the page where the are described virus definitions available for Norton products.

SONAR.Sality!gen1 Threat Assessment
Wild LevelMedium
Number of Infections50 - 999
Number of Sites10+
Geographical DistributionMedium
Threat ContainmentEasy
Damage LevelMedium
Distribution LevelMedium

According to the Symantec Threat Severity Assessment, overall risk of SONAR.Sality!gen1 is now categorized as «Low» — threat type characterized either as low or moderate wild threat (but reasonably harmless and containable) or non-wild threat characterized by an unusual damage or spread routine, or perhaps by some feature of the virus that makes headlines in the news. Read more about Threat Severity Assessment.

More information about SONAR.Sality!gen1, you can find on the official site of Symantec Corporation, where in addition to useful information you can find technical details and removal instructions:

It is also recommended to read the article Network security threats, where you can find a brief description and explanation of the most dangerous security threats plus a few simple tips on how to protect your personal computer from them.

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