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Should I remove Sophos Virus Removal Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,164
United States Rank #1,448
Reach 0.2967%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.67 days
373.88 days >
Average installed length: 196.45 days


2.8.0 0.02%
2.7.0 0.03%
2.6.1 1.56%
2.6.0 0.15%
2.5.6 3.39%
2.5.5 4.02%
2.5.4 14.45%
2.5.3 8.46%
2.5.2 2.63%
2.5.1 3.52%
2.4 38.89%
2.3 15.66%
2.2 4.10%
2.1 2.02%
2.0 1.09%

Sophos Virus Removal Tool

What is Sophos Virus Removal Tool?  (from Sophos Limited)

We know all about viruses and they’re a pain. They can slow down your computer or try to steal your data and you might not even know you’ve got one. What you need is a quick and easy way to find and get rid of them. That’s why we’re giving you a handy little tool that does exactly that. Even if you already have antivir...  Read more


Sophos Virus Removal Tool is a program developed by Sophos Limited. The most used version is 2.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is SVRTgui.exe. The software installer includes 95 files and is usually about 79.34 MB (83,194,633 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 70% of users of Sophos Virus Removal Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sophos.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Virus Removal Tool\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{B829E117-D072-41EA-9606-9826A38D34C1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 79.34 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Virus Removal Tool

Program executable:SVRTgui.exe
Name:Sophos Virus Removal Tool
Sophos Virus Removal Tool GUI
Path:C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Virus Removal Tool\SVRTgui.exe
Additional files:
  • control.dll - control Dynamic Link Library
  • ResEnu.dll - Sophos Virus Removal Tool
  • Sophos Virus Removal Tool install.exe
  • SVRTcli.exe - Sophos Virus Removal Tool CLI
  • SVRTgui.exe - Sophos Virus Removal Tool GUI
  • SCTCleanupService.exe - Reboot Cleanup Service
  • SUL.dll - Sophos Update Library
  • SVRTservice.exe - service Application
  • native.exe - Native Application
  • osdp.dll - Sophos Anti-Virus (Sophos Anti-Virus O/S support DLL)
  • SAVI.dll - Sophos Anti-Virus interface DLL
  • veex.dll - Sophos Anti-Virus detection engine DLL
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • rkdisk.dll - Sophos rootkit detection library
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • SCTBootTasks.exe - Boot Tasks

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SVRTgui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0723F02F-6EAF-4D88-8F40-10606E94FDEC}' (runs on registration).
  • SVRTservice.exe runs as a service named 'Sophos Virus Removal Tool' (SophosVirusRemovalTool).
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • SVRTgui.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'SophosVirusRemovalTool' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Virus Removal Tool\SVRTgui.exe".

How do I remove Sophos Virus Removal Tool?

You can uninstall Sophos Virus Removal Tool 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 Virus Removal Tool, 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 Virus Removal Tool.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.00%
Windows 10 25.58%
Windows XP 7.32%
Windows Vista 5.99%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.15%
Windows 7 Professional 12.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.43%
Windows 8.1 7.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.26%
Windows 10 Home 7.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.61%
  United Kingdom 5.77%
  Germany 5.70%
  Canada 3.09%
  France 2.22%
  Italy 1.59%
  Netherlands 1.38%
  Australia 1.35%
  Sweden 0.59%
  Belgium 0.57%
  Switzerland 0.45%
  Spain 0.40%
  Austria 0.39%
  Czech Republic 0.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.92%
Dell 28.62%
Acer 13.48%
Toshiba 7.46%
ASUS 5.63%
Lenovo 2.83%
Intel 2.78%
Samsung 1.57%
American Megatrends 1.26%
Medion 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.94%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.32%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.24%
ASUS All Series 2.84%
Dell XPS 8300 2.84%

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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