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Scenario A: Operating System files have been compromised, unable to clean from Windows.
In this scenario Sophos Anti-virus has detected the virus and attempted cleanup but the machine (disconnected from the network) continues to become infected. The virus has managed to infect the machine and compromise legitimate operating system and application files which cannot be cleaned whilst running from within Windows. Use Sophos Bootable Anti-Virus with the disinfect option to clean the machine.
The scan completes and after running a second disinfect scan no further files are detected. The system is now clean, so reboot back into Windows and monitor it.
Scenario B: Infected Master Boot Record (MBR)
In this scenario Sophos Anti-Virus has detected malware that has infected the Master Boot Record (it can be identified by the detection name containing the word “MBR”). The MBR cannot be disinfected from within Windows as the virus responsible will be monitoring it. You must reboot into Sophos Bootable Anti-Virus and run a disinfect scan.
Once the scan has completed and disinfected the MBR, run a detect only scan to ensure that cleanup was successful and that no other infected files exist. If clean, reboot back into Windows and monitor.
Includes full AV scanning engine capable of removing rootkits embedded so deeply they cannot be removed with CCE for Windows
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