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What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,927
United States Rank #11,597
Reach 0.0317%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.08 days
710.39 days >
Average installed length: 373.25 days


VersionDistribution 0.64% 0.16% 0.32% 0.48% 0.32% 0.48% 0.32% 0.48% 0.48% 0.48% 0.16% 0.32% 0.96% 0.32% 0.48% 1.12% 0.16% 0.48% 0.32% 1.28% 0.16% 0.32% 0.96% 0.32% 1.12% 0.16% 0.16% 0.80% 0.16% 0.16% 1.60% 0.16% 1.92% 0.16% 0.64% 0.16% 0.48% 0.16% 0.48% 0.64% 0.80% 0.32% 0.96% 0.16% 0.16% 0.96% 0.48% 0.48% 0.16% 0.32% 0.16%
98 versions



Salus is a software program developed by tal ltd. The most common release is, with over 14% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named Salus.exe. The setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 4.68 MB (4,908,071 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 38% of users of Salus come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Saudi Arabia.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Salus.
Salus.exe (90e14172988f93ab076fb10bce427d3c) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 805 Adware.Salus.E
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Sulas
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Sulas
AVG 2015.0.3283 Generic5
Bitdefender Adware.Salus.E
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.Sulas.r6 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 20116 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Siggen.31208
ESET-NOD32 8.10739 Win32/AdWare.Salus
Fortinet FortiGate 11/21/2014 Adware/Sulas
F-Secure 11.2014-21-11_6 Adware.Salus.E
G Data 14.11.24 Adware.Salus
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. not-a-virus:AdWare.Sulas
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Sulas
Malwarebytes v2014.11.21.10 PUP.Optional.Salus
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Salus.E
nProtect Adware.Salus.E
Panda Antivirus Trj/Chgt.H
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA BH
Symantec 11/21/2014 rev. 6 Trojan.Gen
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.325 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1029
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Sulas
CrashMon.exe (60158655b4268ae96e4133050b761de6) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.Salus.D
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.Salus.D
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Salus.D (B)
ESET-NOD32 10760 a variant of Win32/Adware.Salus.B
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Salus.D
G Data 24 Adware.Salus.D
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Salus.D
nProtect 2014-11-21.01 Adware.Salus.D
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 ADW_SULPUA
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 ADW_SULPUA
       View all 32 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Salus
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\salus
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Salus\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Salus

Program executable:Salus.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\salus\Salus.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Salus (Salus Install)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • (Malware detected) Salus.exe
  • (Malware detected) CrashMon.exe
  • nfapi.dll
  • ProtocolFilters.dll
  • SalusUninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Salus.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Salus' which loads as C:\Program Files\Salus\Salus.exe.
  • CrashMon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Salus CrashMon' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Salus\CrashMon.exe" "Salus.exe" "httC://log.data-url.com/salus/crash".

How do I remove Salus?

You can uninstall Salus from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Salus, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Salus.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.69%
Windows 10 35.74%
Windows Vista 4.65%
Windows XP 1.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.01%
Windows 8.1 17.71%
Windows 7 Professional 10.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.14%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.17%
  Australia 10.40%
  Saudi Arabia 9.03%
  France 6.57%
  Canada 5.06%
  Belgium 3.97%
  Netherlands 3.42%
  United Arab Emirates 2.46%
  Brazil 2.33%
  Germany 2.05%
  Sweden 1.78%
  Japan 1.50%
  South Africa 1.37%
  India 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.74%
Dell 21.91%
Acer 18.18%
Toshiba 13.75%
ASUS 7.23%
Samsung 4.90%
Lenovo 2.56%
Medion 1.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.63%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.70%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.24%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.78%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.78%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.31%


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