Sophos Virus Removal Tool

Sophos Virus Removal Tool 6.2

It allows you to remove viruses, spyware, rootkits and fake antivirus
2.5  (6 votes)
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6.2 (See all)
Sophos Ltd.

Sophos Virus Removal Tool is a simple application that scans for viruses, spyware, rootkits and other malware and removes them once they are detected.
It doesn’t offer real-time protection against new infections, but helps you remove existing ones, being particularly useful in situations when you think you might be infected but you can’t detect the exact threat or you can’t remove it. Therefore, it can work perfectly fine alongside your existing antivirus without any conflict or problem. If your existing antivirus has been compromised by the infection or it fails to deal with it, it may be worth trying Sophos Virus Removal Tool in addition.

Since it only provides scanning and removal of detected threats, Sophos Virus Removal Tool is a lightweight and neat tool, especially compared with other virus cleaning utilities. It is also simple-to-use and straightforward, with a minimal interface that provides access only to the strictly needed, basic functions. Anyway, it’s a useful application that offers accurate results and can be the one that saves your system from a nefarious malware infection. Its only downside is, in my opinion, the scanning speed, as it took quite a while for the scan to complete on my system, even if the system was quite new and there weren’t many files to be scanned. Even so, I recommend this application with all my heart to anyone in need of such tools. It’s lightweight, easy-to-use, accurate, and best of all, free.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary


  • Neat and lightweight
  • Easy-to-use
  • Free
  • Accurate since it's based on the acknowledged Sophos engines


  • The scanning speed could've been faster
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