Sophos is not just another brand name in the market, its one of the established security vendors and a very old indeed. It is not famous among home users but they have established their name in the enterprise security specially in email and network security. Depending upon their Alexa rank they could be in our top ten Antivirus list but Bitdefender has improved the same after the promo of their Total Security latest version for 90 days and now takes the tenth place, which it was sharing before with PC Tools in our list.
virus removal guide then you must be aware of the Kaspersky virus removal tool which is a very nice tool to remove infections but it all depends upon the already installed security in the computer that which one to use. I keep on scanning my computer with different security tools in free time as I agree to the statement that no Antivirus is 100% secure. One such tool in my list is the Sophos Virus Removal Tool earlier known as Anti- Rootkit Tool that you can download from the link below.
Click Here To Download The Free Virus Removal Tool From Sophos
Direct Link To Download The Tool
Simply run the tool by clicking the scan now option as shown below and it will start detecting the infection in your computer, if it has any.
ADS ( Alternate Data Stream ) while other security tools couldn`t detect it, the file was from an untrusted source and nothing like that I saw a false detection and said WOW about the performance of the tool. So its a good one to be added in your rescue toolkit as an alternate scanner.
The only thing that I don`t like about the tool is that if you wish to scan your computer after few days then it does not give you any option to update the database, however it will show you the message on the tool`s screen itself that the tool is out of date with a link to download the latest version of the same to scan your computer.
Sophos also has a free Antivirus for Mac and if you think that your Mac doesn`t need one then you need to think again or simply Google it if you need one for your Apple machine or not. Its not a bad advice to install one for free from a good vendor if you don`t want to buy one. You can also read their blog on security
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com which is in my favorite reading list.