Rootkit Removal Tool

Rootkit Scanning, Detection, and Removal

Rootkits can lie hidden on computers, remaining undetected by antivirus software. Although new rootkits can be prevented from infecting the system, any rootkits present before your antivirus was installed may never be revealed.

Sophos Scan & Clean is a free, no-install, second-opinion scanner designed to seek hidden rootkits, spyware, trojans, worms, and other forms of malware on your windows devices. It's a powerful security tool capable of both detecting and removing deeply embedded persistent threats and other malware that traditional antivirus solutions fail to detect.

How to detect and remove rootkits

Simply download and run the program, register your email address, choose your settings, and click the "OK" button to begin a rootkit scan.

Since Sophos Scan & Clean is on demand, it does not need to be installed in order to use it. You can launch Sophos Scan & Clean directly from USB flash drives, CDs or DVDs, hard disks, or network attached storage, making it particularly useful in situations where rootkits prevent the installation of security software.

Sophos utilizes behavioral scanning to reveal rootkits and seek out structure anomalies, impersonation, tampering, reputation, origin and relation to other memory, file, and registry objects. Proprietary Cloud-Assisted Miniport Hook Bypass technology allows Scan & Clean to defeat hidden rootkits and bootkits from your system.

Automatically updates with every scan

Sophos Scan & Clean detects and removes rootkits and bootkits while the OS is running and blocks reinfection by protecting registry keys and file locations. Plus, thanks to proprietary cloud technology, Sophos Scan & Clean is always up to date – no need to install updates each time the program is run.

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For 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows

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