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Sophos Anti-Rootkit 1.5.4

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 1.5.4 is a program developed by Sophos Limited. The main program executable is sargui.exe. The software installer includes 50 files and is usually about 2.74 MB (2,875,080 bytes). OnlineUpdater3.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 59% of users of Sophos Anti-Rootkit come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

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: 2.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Anti-Rootkit 1.5.4

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
  • adjperm.dll (by VMware) - VMware Workstation (adjperm DLL)
  • Agent.exe (by Microsoft) - Agent
  • amqp.dll (by VMware) - VMware AMQP Library
  • BaseBrowser.dll (by Sequentum) - BaseBrowser
  • D3DCompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • DataToolbar.Broker.exe (by DataTool Services) - DataToolbar.Broker
  • DataToolbar.DataAccess.dll (by DataTool Services) - DataToolbar.DataAccess
  • DataToolbar.DataModel.dll - DataToolbar.DataModel
  • DataToolbar.dll - DataToolbar
  • DataToolbar.DomParser.dll
  • DataToolbar.UI.dll - DataToolbar.UI
  • DataToolbar.Web.dll - DataToolbar.Web
  • decaptcher.dll
  • DecaptcherService.dll - Decaptcher
  • diskLibWrapper.dll
  • drvInst64.exe - VMware 64-bit Install Utility
  • DummyInstall.exe - DummyInstall
  • elevated.dll - VMware elevated COM library
  • emmett.exe
  • glib-2.0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib
  • glibmm-2.4.dll (by The glibmm development team (see AUTHORS)) - glibmm (The official C++ wrapper for glib)
  • gmodule-2.0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GModule
  • gobject-2.0.dll - GObject
  • gthread-2.0.dll - GThread
  • gvmomi.dll - VMware GVMOMI Library
  • iconv.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libiconv: character set conversion library (LGPLed libiconv for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.DLL (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • intl.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libintl: accessing NLS message catalogs (LGPLed libintl for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • libcds.dll
  • libcurl.dll
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • liblber.dll - liblber Dynamic Link Library
  • libldap.dll - libldap Dynamic Link Library
  • libldap_r.dll - libldap_ Dynamic Link Library
  • libxml2.dll - libxml2 (libxml2 library)
  • LogicNP.CryptoLicensing.dll
  • Microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • mkisofs.exe
  • MySql.Data.DLL (by MySQL AB)
  • OnlineUpdater3.exe (by Sequentum) - OnlineUpdater

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 1.5.4, 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) 56%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.22%
Windows 10 14.12%
Windows XP 13.33%
Windows Vista 13.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.36%
Windows 7 Professional 11.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.93%
Windows 10 Home 4.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.32%
  Germany 7.14%
  United Kingdom 5.28%
  Canada 3.73%
  Russia 3.42%
  Italy 2.48%
  France 2.17%
  Australia 1.24%
  Mexico 1.24%
  Netherlands 1.24%
  Austria 0.93%
  Switzerland 0.93%
  Israel 0.93%
  Spain 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.92%
Hewlett-Packard 20.51%
Acer 13.46%
Toshiba 7.69%
ASUS 7.05%
Intel 5.77%
Samsung 2.56%
Medion 1.92%
Lenovo 1.28%
Sony 1.28%
Common models
Sony VPCEB25FX 3.23%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.42%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.42%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.42%
HP-Pavilion AZ222AV-ABA H... 2.42%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 2.42%

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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