Rootkit removal

Your computer can become infected with rootkit software - malicious software that will enable access to restricted areas of a computer or the legitimate software installed on it. If you want to supplement the search your anti-virus software performs for rootkit, you can download the free Sophos Rootkit Removal tool, available here. Any viruses it detects, it will also attempt to remove without the purchase of a paid license.


The Sophos tool does not work in real time, so it will not interfere with your regular antivirus software.