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Sophos New Malware Removal Tool Safeguards Enterprise from Critical RATs, Ransomware and Rootkits

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Sophos announces a latest addition to its Enduser protection portfolio of advanced malware detection, remediation and removal software.

Integrated with signature-less technology, the new Sophos Clean is known to use progressive behavior analytics, forensics and collective intelligence to discover and remove code from zero-day threats, Trojans, rootkits, polymorphic malware, irritating cookies, spyware and adware.

The solution is said to be the frontier of the company last year’s acquisition of SurfRight B.V. demonstrating next-gen malware detection and removal tools that can detect known and unknown threats.

“The need for next-generation endpoint protection that doesn’t rely on signatures is long established. Zero-day threats and some ransomware like Cryptolocker can only be detected by the integrated capabilities of exploit prevention, behavior analytics and pre-execution heuristics built into our endpoint protection software today,” said  Dan Schiappa, general manager and senior vice president for Enduser Security at Sophos. “Sophos Clean can complement any installed anti-malware software by providing a second opinion on suspected files. With a minimal footprint and fast scan, Sophos Clean will quickly identify and remove all residual traces of malware.”

Key features:

  • Next-generation, signature-less, anti-malware detection and remediation
  • Zero-day, unknown and ransomware threats detection
  • Runs from anywhere with no installation required
  • Intelligent behavior based analytics, supported by SophosLabs
  • Minimal footprint fast scan
  • Removes all traces of malware, rootkits, RATs, polymorphic attacks
  • De-cloaks malware that is manipulating kernel, memory and other system elements

To meet today’s scathing ransomware vulnerabilities; the company has also added a unique on-demand scan which requires no installation.

Additionally, Sophos Clean can remove persistent threats from within the operating system and replaces infected Windows resources with safe original versions. Reinfection attempts are proactively blocked until threat remediation has finished.

“Today’s malware is persistent by design: difficult to detect, difficult to remove and difficult to recover from,” said Simon Reed, vice president of SophosLabs. “Our researchers are seeing an ever increasing sophistication of malware, both the techniques being used and the heavy use of automation. Polymorphism is becoming the norm, and previously unknown malware is on the rise. These attacks, once active on your system, embed themselves deeply using multiple techniques to ensure long term persistence. Using the latest removal technology, Sophos Clean is able to remove all fragments of a malware infection and return the system to a pristine state.”

Availability and Pricing

A 30-day free trial of Sophos Clean is available from the Sophos website. Sophos Clean is affordable for companies of all sizes and has a minimum purchase of five licenses with bundle options available with Sophos Endpoint Protection.


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