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12% remove it88% keep it
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Average installed length: 127.62 days


1.5.20 100.00%

Sophos Anti-Rootkit 1.5.20

What is Sophos Anti-Rootkit?  (from Sophos Limited)

Sophos Virus Removal Tool will scan your computer and let you safely and reliably detect and remove any rootkit that might have hidden itself on your system. Rootkits can lie hidden on computers and remain undetected by antivirus software. Although new rootkits can be prevented from infecting the system, any rootkits...  Read more


Sophos Anti-Rootkit 1.5.20 is a software program developed by Sophos Limited. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is sargui.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 5.1 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 2.84 MB (2,972,954 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 60% of users of Sophos Anti-Rootkit come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-anti-rootkit.aspx
Help link: www.sophos.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sophos\sophos anti-rootkit
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Rootkit\helper.exe remove
Estimated size: 2.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Anti-Rootkit 1.5.20

Program executable:sargui.exe
Name:Sophos Anti-Rootkit
Sophos Anti-Rootkit GUI interface
Path:C:\Program Files\sophos\sophos anti-rootkit\sargui.exe
Additional files:
  • MEMSWEEP.sys - Sophos Anti-Virus (Memsweep kernel driver)
  • sar1.dll - Sophos Anti-Rootkit (Sophos Anti-Rootkit component 1)
  • sar2.dll - Sophos Anti-Rootkit component 2
  • sar3.dll - Sophos Anti-Rootkit component 3
  • sar4.dll - Sophos Anti-Rootkit component 4
  • sar6.dll - Sophos Anti-Rootkit component 6
  • sarcli.exe - Sophos Anti-Rootkit command line interface
  • savrkboottasks.sys - Sophos boot tasks for Windows 2000
  • sar5.dll - Sophos Anti-Rootkit component 5
  • helper.exe
  • sar_15_sfx.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • sargui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{850ACAF0-D0D8-4813-AB4D-17B7AB57A8D8}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.1 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0055380588%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00544401%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009405%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Sophos Anti-Rootkit?

You can uninstall Sophos Anti-Rootkit from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Sophos Anti-Rootkit 1.5.20, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Sophos Anti-Rootkit.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.98%
Windows XP 14.15%
Windows 10 11.32%
Windows Vista 7.23%
Windows Server 2003 0.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.59%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.38%
Windows 7 Professional 10.79%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.03%
Windows 8.1 2.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.81%
  United Kingdom 6.30%
  Germany 6.05%
  Canada 3.87%
  Brazil 3.39%
  Australia 2.66%
  Poland 2.42%
  France 1.94%
  Italy 1.45%
  Netherlands 1.45%
  Belgium 1.21%
  Spain 1.21%
  Ireland 0.97%
  Mexico 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.40%
Dell 24.87%
Acer 15.74%
Toshiba 6.09%
ASUS 4.06%
Samsung 4.06%
Intel 3.55%
American Megatrends 1.52%
Lenovo 1.52%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.76%
Dell Studio XPS 435MT 2.26%
Gateway DX4831 2.26%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.26%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.26%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.26%

About Sophos Limited

Sophos is a developer of security software and hardware, including anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-spyware, network access control and data loss prevention for desktops, servers, email systems and other network gateways.
Publisher URL: www.sophos.com


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