Sophos has updated its free Virus Removal Tool, now available here for download.
The tool, designed to work alongside an existing anti-virus installation, removes viruses, spyware, rootkits, and fake anti-virus programs from Windows machines.
The new version of Sophos’ Virus Removal Tool includes updates such as:
- Improved scan status information
- Options to run in safe mode
- Ability to run on machines using proxy settings
- Faster scanning times
- Improved malware clean-up
- Auto-update capabilities.
Several of these features, such as the auto-updates and faster scanning time, are a direct result of user feedback.