Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sophos: Free your computer from virus for free

For those who just came out living under a rock and just decided to purchase a PC, a virus is a program or programming code that replicates by being copied or initiating its copying to another program, computer boot sector or document.

Viruses often perform some type of harmful activity on infected hosts, such as stealing hard disk space or CPU time, accessing private information, corrupting data, displaying political or humorous messages on the user's screen, spamming their contacts, or logging their keystrokes. However, not all viruses carry a destructive payload or attempt to hide themselves -the defining characteristic of viruses is that they are self-replicating computer programs which install themselves without the user's consent.

Is your PC infected with a virus? Or are you a bit unsure whether your existing antivirus software has detected and removed it? If you're still having problems and unsure where to turn to next, there is a free virus removal tool called Sophos that you can use.

Sophos is a tool that detects all types of malicious software on your computer - including viruses, spyware, rootkits and Conficker - and returns it to a working state. The tool has direct access to virus data from SophosLabs, a global network of threat researchers, ensuring that even the very latest viruses are detected and removed. The good news is, it works alongside your existing antivirus.

1. Download the tool HERE.

2. Run the program and put the Virus Removal Tool on your desktop.

3. Double click Sophos Virus Removal Tool and then click the Start scanning button

3. The tool scans your computer and removes any viruses it finds

With Sophos, you'll ghet the security features available in our Sophos Enduser Protection solution:

User memory scanning and cleaning
Kernel memory scanning and cleaning
File scanning
Virus Removal Tools

Now that's how your free your computer from virus for free.

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