Sophos enhancements, rootkits and ball gowns

Graham Cluley
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Today Sophos enhanced the malware protection provided by Endpoint Security and Control.

The rollout of Sophos Anti-Virus v7.6 for Windows offers additional preventive layers of protection for Windows users, including integrated rootkit detection and on-access web-based script attack detection.

We talk about the integration of rootkit detection and removal into the product in a video where Carole Theriault and I dress up in our finest togs for your edification:

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We always had a free standalone anti-rootkit tool, and we’re going to continue to make that available for anyone on the internet to download (it’s proven very popular). However, Sophos customers now have this level of protection built into their regular scanner too.

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Over the next couple of weeks Sophos Endpoint Security and Control customers will be automatically upgraded with this new functionality – all you’ll have to do is reboot your PC for it to take effect.

The good news? The nice guys upstairs are giving you all this additional functionality at no extra cost.


Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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