Modern viruses and malware are designed to bypass standard defenses, as advanced threats effectively hide from both pre-installed security software and computer users. Antivirus programs, blacklists, and other security software that require prior threat knowledge are ineffective against detecting and removing advanced virus attacks.
Sophos Scan & Clean is a free, no-install, second-opinion virus removal scanner designed to rescue computers that have become infected with advanced zero-day malware, spyware, Trojans, rootkits, and other threats capable of evading real-time protection from up-to-date antivirus software.
It's a powerful virus removal tool capable of both detecting and removing deeply embedded persistent threats and other malware that traditional security solutions fail to detect.
How to Use Sophos Scan & Clean
Simply download and run the program, register your email address, choose your settings, and click the "OK" button to begin a scan.
As an on-demand scanner, Sophos Scan & Clean does not need to be installed in order to use it. It can be started directly from USB flash drives, portable SSD's, and other external drives or data storage devices, making it particularly useful in situations where malicious virus infection prevents downloading and installing new security software.
Automatic Security Updates with Every Scan
Sophos Scan & Clean removes viruses and threats while the OS is running and blocks re-infection by protecting registry keys and file locations. Plus, thanks to proprietary cloud technology, Sophos Scan & Clean is always up to date – no need to re-install to get updates each time the program is run.
Proprietary Cloud-Assisted Miniport Hook Bypass technology allows Scan & Clean to defeat rootkit and bootkit hooks for any hard disk driver. Behavioral Scans automatically find and remove programs and binaries that look and act like malware; probing the system for characteristic reputation anomalies, origin and relation to memory, file and registry objects, structure anomalies, impersonation, tampering, visibility, activity, boot survivability and uninstallation abilities.