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Average installed length: 70.42 days


1.5.0 100.00%

Sophos Anti-Rootkit 1.5.0

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 1.5.0 is a software program developed by Sophos Limited. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named sargui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 2.65 MB (2,780,474 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 34% of users of Sophos Anti-Rootkit come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and France.

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: 2.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Anti-Rootkit 1.5.0

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:
  • sar2.dll - Sophos Anti-Rootkit (Sophos Anti-Rootkit component 2)
  • sarcli.exe - Sophos Anti-Rootkit command line interface
  • sar5.dll - Sophos Anti-Virus (Sophos Anti-Rootkit component 5)
  • sar1.dll - Sophos Anti-Rootkit component 1
  • sar3.dll - Sophos Anti-Rootkit component 3
  • sar4.dll - Sophos Anti-Rootkit component 4
  • sar6.dll - Sophos Anti-Rootkit component 6
  • helper.exe
  • control.dll - control Dynamic Link Library
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • native.exe - Native Application
  • ResEnu.dll - Sophos Virus Removal Tool
  • rkdisk.dll - Sophos rootkit detection library
  • SCTBootTasks.exe - Boot Tasks
  • SCTCleanupService.exe - Reboot Cleanup Service
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • SUL.dll - Sophos Update Library
  • SVRTcli.exe - Sophos Virus Removal Tool CLI
  • SVRTgui.exe - Sophos Virus Removal Tool GUI
  • SVRTservice.exe - service Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • SVRTservice.exe runs as a service named 'Sophos Virus Removal Tool' (SophosVirusRemovalTool).

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 1.5.0, 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) 51%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.85%
Windows XP 18.53%
Windows Vista 15.73%
Windows 10 11.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.44%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.41%
Windows 7 Professional 10.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.28%
Windows 10 Home 3.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.85% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 33.85%
  United States 29.50%
  France 14.60%
  United Kingdom 2.80%
  Finland 2.17%
  Austria 2.17%
  Italy 1.86%
  Switzerland 1.55%
  Canada 1.55%
  Thailand 1.24%
  Belgium 1.24%
  Australia 1.24%
  Sweden 0.62%
  Spain 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.59%
Dell 15.54%
Acer 14.86%
Medion 8.78%
ASUS 8.11%
Toshiba 6.08%
Intel 4.05%
Sahara 3.38%
Samsung 3.38%
American Megatrends 3.38%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.54%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.65%
ASUSTeK K73SV 1.77%
Acer Aspire 5741G 1.77%
Acer Aspire 5738 1.77%
Acer Aspire 7738 1.77%

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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