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What to do if my computer is infected by a virus or a malware?

Is there any anti virus or tool which cleans or disinfect the w32.Sality virus instead of deleting/corrupting it?

I got infected by it yesterday, first i tried panda cloud, but while disinfecting .exe files, it corrupted all of them. After corrupting 10-20 exe files i removed panda and installed Kaspersky Antivirus 2011

It is doing the same, each file it disinfects get corrupted. I lost a huge number of small softwares, games etc :'(

Please help

I am doing the scanning after reinstalling windows, and virus is not running now, i just want to clean infected files

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marked as duplicate by slhck, Mokubai, Not Kyle stop stalking me, Nifle, alex Jun 2 '11 at 9:22

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I've found Microsoft Security Essentials particularly useful when dis-infecting files. Give it a try.

Also, do not use AVG - In my experience is just removes the infected files without prompting.

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you can set avg not to move files easy enough. – Sirex Jun 1 '11 at 13:31
It is better!, restoring all files from kaspersky is another big issue :( – LifeH2O Jun 1 '11 at 13:50
I was going to give you bounty, but they closed this questions. Thanks for saving my life :) – LifeH2O Jun 2 '11 at 15:32

Your best bet is to remove the drive and scan it on a computer with good AV or to boot the system with a tool like Symantec Endpoint Recovery Tool. This does not allow the malawere to load and interfere with the AV tool. Symanetc has aditional resources here w32.Sality tool

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I am doing the scanning after reinstalling windows, and virus is not running now, i just want to clean infected files – LifeH2O Jun 1 '11 at 11:54
That symantec is useless in this case :( – LifeH2O Jun 1 '11 at 11:59
Not sure useless since it will remove/repair malware without installing anything on the drive. Since you want to remove/repair files, it would still work. Have used in in several cases where other tools failed. – Dave M Jun 1 '11 at 13:43
All I want is to 'repair' infected files instead of remove. – LifeH2O Jun 1 '11 at 13:49
It will repair if that is possible. If not, why would you keep them. – Dave M Jun 1 '11 at 14:56

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