Sophos Virus Removal Tool 2.5.6
FREEWAREFILES EDITOR'S REVIEW
There are so many types of computer viruses and malware that sometimes people are forced to install different programs to tackle different types of threats. There are instances when you may not be sure whether your anti-virus software has completely removed malicious applications from your computer. Sophos Virus Removal Tool will help you detect and remove all types of malicious programs on your computer.
In addition to removing viruses and spyware, the free virus removal tool cleans Conficker and rootkits, which masquerade as legitimate programs. Rootkits emulate the way legitimate programs work, but they affect the functionality of other applications when they run.
- File scanning
- Kernel memory scanning and cleaning
- User memory scanning and cleaning
Using Sophos Virus Removal Tool
Installing Sophos Virus Removal Tool can take some time, especially depending on the types of anti-virus and anti-spyware programs installed. Although the software can work alongside some anti-virus programs, it will remove others during the installation process. You will see the status of the installation process.
We could start the scanning process by right-clicking on the program icon in the notification area and then clicking the 'Sophos Endpoint Security and Control' to open the application window. The virus remover had a well-structured interface that gave us the option to choose parts of the computer we wanted to scan. It is recommended that you scan the whole system for the first time, but note that this will take some time. However, you can let the program work in the background while you perform other tasks.
The program displayed the full paths of the programs it was scanning and gave us more information about suspicious files. If you do not know what to do with the files, see what the program recommends.
The program could not automatically remove all threats, but it moved them to Quarantine where we could manage them later.
The virus remover allowed us to make some configurations, including how often we wanted the program to scan our computer automatically. This is a handy feature to ensure your computer remains clean without constant attention from you.
Sophos Virus Removal Tool is a versatile program for removing all types of malicious programs from a computer. The tool makes it easy to remove rootkits without corrupting the registry. However, you must install Sophos Anti-Virus to perform some actions.
Software Product Description
"Not bad for what it does."
Review Date: 2014-06-27
Pros: Finds and eradicates viruses.
Cons: No uninstall feature included. Good to know, I would not have installed it knowing that.
Other Thoughts: There are many of these types of tools around this is nether the best or worst.