How To Uninstall Sophos Endpoint?


Sophos Endpoint Protection is an efficient antivirus software created by Sophos. It protects against viruses, spyware, hackers and other security-related issues. It is client-server antivirus software that provides security on the endpoint (i.e. the computer, laptop, smartphone, etc.) and secures organisations’ data networks from various cyber-attacks like viruses and hackers. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS and Android mobile devices.

Features Of Sophos Endpoint

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High Level Of Protection

Sophos Endpoint provides endpoint and network security using a single console. It uses cloud-based scanning to detect viruses, malware and other threats at early stages.

Customizable User Interface

The software comes with a highly customizable user interface that the administrator can centrally manage from one location. You can also choose from several different views which you can use to manage the software.

Client-Server Architecture

The antivirus software uses an advanced client-server architecture allowing centralized management and control. It also helps in easy installation, deployment and updating of security policies across your networks.

Comprehensive Reporting

Sophos Endpoint provides comprehensive reports on security threats and attacks. It also offers charts and logs for a more straightforward analysis of security incidents.

Low Total Cost Of Ownership

Sophos Endpoint is a low-cost solution which is easy to deploy and manage. It minimizes the need for constant maintenance and support, which further reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO).

How To Install Sophos Endpoint

The process of installing Sophos endpoint is as follows:

Step 1 

Open the Control Panel and go to “Programs”. In some versions, you can directly find it under the “System and Security” category.

Step 2 

Here you will get a list of all installed programs on your system. Scroll down to the Sophos Endpoint program, right-click on it and select “Install”.

Step 3 

The following window will display the license agreement for Endpoint security which you must read carefully if you wish to proceed with the installation. Click I Agree if you consent to the terms mentioned in the contract.

Note: If during installation, your computer restarts automatically, then that’s normal. Your computer may also restart automatically once the installation is complete.

Step 4 

Once installation starts, you will get a progress bar. You can find more information about Sophos Endpoint in the installer window. Read it thoroughly if you wish to know more about this software.

Note: The size of the installer is 114 MB, and it may take some time, depending upon your Internet connection speed, to download this file.

Step 5 

During installation, you might be asked to enter your email address and accept Sophos’ T&Cs for using their services, including three years of free essential support.

Step 6 

Installation is now complete! Click Finish from the top status bar or press Alt + F4 keys simultaneously on your keyboard.

Uninstalling Sophos Endpoint

The process of uninstalling Sophos endpoint using the uninstaller is as follows:

Step 1 

Open the Control Panel and go to “Programs”. In some versions, you can directly find it under the “System and Security” category.

Step 2 

Here you will get a list of all installed programs on your system. Scroll down to the Sophos Endpoint program, right-click on it and select “Uninstall”.

Note: If in case you are unable to find it in the list, you can also uninstall this program using its product key, which is Sophos Endpoint – 12345-12345-12345-12345

The product keys are specific to each computer system which means that if you install this software on another machine, you will have to enter a different code.

Step 3 

You may be asked for confirmation. Click Yes if you wish to proceed with the uninstallation.

Step 4  

Once you have confirmed, the following window will be about uninstalling all Sophos components. Click Yes if you wish to uninstall everything.

Step 5 

You can see that all other components apart from Endpoint Security are being uninstalled (The uninstallation process may take some time). Click OK when asked to restart your computer.

Uninstalling Sophos Endpoint With CMD

If you are unable to uninstall Sophos by using its product key, use this command instead. Command prompt is more reliable than control panel especially if you don’t know the exact location of your uninstaller.: 

cmd /c rmdir C:\ProgramData\Sophos\AutoUpdate && rmdir C:\ProgramData\Sophos && cd C:\Program Files (x86) && dir /s/b/a-d soph* && del soph*.exe HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall && echo

Sophos endpoint will successfully be removed.

Product Key For Sophos Endpoint

The product keys are specific to each computer system which means that if you install this software on another machine, you will have to enter a different code.

Conclusion

Sophos endpoint is a great all in one security software that protects against various viruses, malware, spyware. If you are an existing user of Sophos endpoint and wish to reinstall or update this program, carefully follow the steps given above. The uninstallation process does require some technical know-how so if there are any errors in updating or uninstalling Sophos endpoint, then feel free to ask us by commenting below.

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