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Free Virus Removal Tool for download from Sophos


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#1 rotor123

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:20 AM

This might be helpful, I'll have to test it out.

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/04/11/free-virus-removal-tool-for-download-from-sophos/?utm_source=Naked+Security+-+Sophos+List&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=8d31ffd9cd-naked%252Bsecurity

Well, Sophos has just released its Virus Removal Tool. Designed to be child's play to use, it detects and, more importantly, disinfects all those nasty viruses, spyware, rootkits and even fake anti-virus with its flagship industrial-strength anti-virus.


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:20 PM

Well, Sophos has just released its Virus Removal Tool. Designed to be child's play to use, it detects and, more importantly, disinfects all those nasty viruses, spyware, rootkits and even fake anti-virus with its flagship industrial-strength anti-virus.


"All", Really........ Finally a universal one size fit's all "god" tool that will replace every tool used at BC now and in the future! :thumbsup:

Sorry, just making a little good nature cynical comment. I do hope that it is a new tool in the "good guy" arsenal but doubt it will really get everything.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:45 AM

rotor123, please let us know if you do take this thing for a test run and thanks for the link and the info.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:02 AM

Well I did run it but not on a infected system (Yet)

It found one infected file. One of the tools is used here.

I'm waiting for a infected system to come my way so I can run it first and then follow with the eset online scanner and Malwarebytes to see what it missed.

The most important tool against infection is a active Antivirus. Many systems I've seen with Viruses also had expired Antivirus.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:32 AM

There are lots of these tools around. Here's a couple more for you:

Dr Web CureIt
Microsoft Security Scanner
McAfee Stinger




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