Sophos Anti-Rootkit 1.5.4      

Size:  1.31MB

License:   FREE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2010-06-02

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OS:  Win 9x/ME/NT/2K/XP/2K3

Downloads:   10929

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Software Product Description

Sophos Anti-Rootkit finds and removes any rootkit that is hidden on your computer.

As part of its complete protection of endpoint computers, Sophos Anti-Virus detects rootkits and prevents them being installed on any of your desktops, laptops and servers.

Sophos Anti-Rootkit provides an extra layer of detection, by safely and reliably detecting and removing any rootkit that might already have secreted itself onto your system.

Using Sophos Anti-Rootkit is straightforward. Whether you use its simple graphical user interface or run it from the command line you can easily detect and eliminate any rootkits on your computer.


  • Scans running processes, windows registry and local hard drives for rootkits.
  • Identifies known rootkits and selects, by default, files for removal which will remove the rootkit component of the malware without compromising OS integrity.
  • Allows users to remove unidentified hidden files, but does not allow removal of essential system files when hidden by an identified rootkit.
  • Once the user has run a scan, the screen prompts the user through the necessary steps until every rootkit has been removed.
  • Users can switch between the GUI and command-line functionality.
  • Both context sensitive and command-line help are available.


"Good product"

Reviewer: -carolinabell1860

Review Date: 2007-04-16

Pros: None

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I'm a self taught user. I like this program and have used it for years. I don't know about removing rootkits but the program will let you know if you have a problem. Personally I prefer to format and reinstall an infected installation. That way I know it's wiped out. The trick is knowing when you need to go that far. It is after all a good 2 day job to format and reload with all the updates. But I have found that even the well paid techies who work for the support centers are more often wrong than not. A lot of things they swear up and down can't be done, I have been doing for years.


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