I just got this W32/Sality.gen.zSurfSideKick after downloading a program from a third party website. Now it won’t go away. I can’t find anything relate to this Trojan. I don’t know what to do now. How can I get rid of this Trojan completely and permanently? I don’t know too much about computer. Please help.

Brief Introduction to This Trojan

W32/Sality.gen.zSurfSideKick is a vicious computer threat that can affect computers with Windows operating systems. It is usually spread by cyber hackers who want to use this Trojan infection to achieve some illegal purposes. For the makers of this infection, in order to get this Trojan be widely spread, they can use some of mean ways to get it spread all over the world. The first method of the transmission can be Internet infection, many websites can be hacked by the virus makers, after they have hacked into those websites, they will edit and implant the Trojan into the servers of those web pages. People who visit the infected websites can get infected by this malicious Trojan as this Trojan will be downloaded automatically as a cache file of the websites.

Secondly, this Trojan can be embedded into other free programs, which means this Trojan can infect other software by adding the executable file of this Trojan into them, after that, cyber hackers will upload the infected freeware to some unreliable resources for innocent PC users to download and use. During the installation of the infected programs, this Trojan can be installed at the same time, but it can be performed at the background which can’t be seen by computer users. Last but not the least, this Trojan is able to infect computer thru peer-to-peer file share, one computer gets infected by this infection, portable devices like flash drive which inserts into the infected machine can be infected this W32/Sality.gen.zSurfSideKick as well, if the infected flash drive inserts into another computer, that computer can get infected immediately as this Trojan will sneak into that computer too.

This Trojan infection can cause great troubles to the infected system as it does all the same evil works like other Trojans do. First of all, this Trojan can damage the system firewall and the anti-virus program so that it can consolidate its existence on the infected machine. With a low security level, the infected can be attacked by more computer viruses and Trojans from the Internet. Except weakening the infected system, this Trojan can consume a large amount of computer space which makes the infected computer runs slowly and abnormally. What’s worse, this Trojan is able to establish illegal access for cyber criminals to infiltrate the infected machine remotely. Those crooks mainly target on financial details and other useful information on the infected computer and they can use the information for illegal incomes. They can also take control of the infected computer remotely and secretly. Under this circumstance, can everything sensitive on the infected computer can be leaked out. That’s not a happy thing.

Some Traits about This Trojan

-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can create many junk files which occupy a lot of space in hard drive
-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.
-Your sensitive information can be stolen by hacker who can access to your computer with the help of this Trojan.
-Cay give you many redirects all the time no matter what you are doing.
-May pretend as an anti-virus program and cheat you that computer is in dangerous, and ask you to pay to remove the threats.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected. If you are not a computer savvy,Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this W32/Sality.gen.zSurfSideKick for you.

Manual Removal Guide of Trojan (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Trojan provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this Trojan, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Try to find the files which relate to this Trojan, and delete them all.

Step 4: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to this Trojan, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step 5: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\

Similar video guide to modify Windows registry:


W32/Sality.gen.zSurfSideKick is a harmful Trojan infection can attack Windows computers all over the world. It can be spread by several means. People must be cautious about their online activities. If this Trojan is detected on your computer, please do not hesitate to get it removed in time. Otherwise, your personal information on the infected computer are not safe anymore.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of W32/Sality.gen.zSurfSideKick? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 27, 2014 5:41 am

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