Free tool Friday – check what your anti-virus product might have missed

Do you ever wonder if your anti-virus product might have let something nasty slip through?

Sophos has a tool that can help.

The simple and completely free Virus Removal Tool for Windows users runs alongside your current anti-virus product and detects any threats on your PC that your existing product may not have picked up.

The tool has direct access to virus data from SophosLabs, Sophos’s global network of threat researchers, ensuring that even the very latest threats are found and removed.

It detects and, more importantly, disinfects all those nasty viruses, spyware, rootkits and even fake AV, catching the infections your anti-virus might have missed.

Download and run it, wait for it to grab the very latest updates from Sophos, and then let it scan through memory and your hard disk.

If it finds any threats, you can click a button to clean them up. If it doesn’t, then you’ve lost nothing.

With just 3.3% of readers surveyed saying that the only person they watched over IT security-wise was themselves (compared to 43.22% saying they looked after 3-5 people), we know there are more people to think about than just yourself. So feel free to pass this article on to friends, family and colleagues.

No catch, just free protection.

Try the Virus Removal Tool now