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Uninstall Sophos Antivirus


  • You may come across Sophos using up much of the memory on your Mac computer.
  • You might have heard of the fact that Mac systems are likely to get infected with the antivirus.
  • You might come across the software to be delaying the speed of your Mac device and affecting the performance of certain applications.

The steps are quite simple, follow the steps to uninstall Sophos antivirus application in your Mac computer:

  • Launch your Mac computer.
  • Try opening the Applications folder and then locate the Sophos uninstaller. This step can also be implemented by the shortcut method.
  • Open the Spotlight search (Command button + Spacebar)
  • The Spotlight search will open, enter Remove Sophos antivirus and press the Return button.
  • The Spotlight search will open the Remove Sophos antivirus, double-click to run the file.
  • This will now prompt you to enter the Mac password to confirm the uninstallation.
  • The uninstallation of the Sophos antivirus from your Mac is now successful.
  • Your Mac will show the The Removal was successful message.

Uninstall Sophos Windows

  • Let us look into the uninstallation procedure for Windows. The uninstallation steps are different compared to the Mac OS. Let me guide you through.
  • The first step is a formal one, launch your windows computer.
  • Click the Start button and open the settings window.
  • Navigate to Apps and select Apps & Features section.
  • Locate the file that reads as Sophos Antivirus.
  • Right-click the Sophos Antivirus option and select the Uninstall Sophos Antivirus option from the list.
  • Finally, reboot your computer after the uninstallation.

Uninstall Sophos Endpoint

Uninstalling the Sophos Endpoint antivirus software is different for the Mac and Windows operating systems. The steps to implement the Endpoint uninstallation for Mac are as follows:

  • Open the Spotlight search (Command button + Spacebar)
  • Enter Remove Sophos Endpoint and press the Return button.
  • Double-click the Remove Sophos Endpoint file.
  • The Mac will ask you to enter the Username and the password. (Tamper protection)
  • The Remove Sophos Endpoint window will open on your Mac, where yet again, you will be asked to enter the administrator password.
  • Enter the password and press the return button.
  • The Sophos Endpoint antivirus application will be removed from the Mac.
  • You will see the confirmation The Removal was successful message, click the Close button.

Uninstall Sophos Without Tamper Protection Password

Tamper protection password is required while uninstalling the Sophos Antivirus software managed by Sophos Central. If the antivirus is managed by Sophos Enterprise Console or is a standalone installation, there is no need for the tamper protection password. The steps below to Uninstall Sophos Antivirus using Mac terminal

For Sophos Antivirus Managed by Enterprise Console,

  • Using Spotlight search, open Terminal.
  • Type “cd /Library/Application\ Support/Sophos/opm/Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/tools/”
  • Now, you need to type the command “sudo ./InstallationDeployer --remove” and run it.
  • This will remove the antivirus from your Mac.

For Standalone Sophos Antivirus installation:

  • Launch the Terminal window on your Mac.
  • Type the commond cd /Library/Application\Support/Sophos/opm-sa/Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/tools/.
  • Now, type sudo ./InstallationDeployer --remove.
  • The software will be removed from Mac.

Sophos Endpoint Agent Uninstallation Failed

The Sophos endpoint agent uninstallation failed error message reads, “Uninstallation failed. Update currently in progress. Please wait for the update to finish.” The Uninstall Sophos Antivirus failed fix is quite simple:

  • Open the run command from the Start menu.
  • The Run command can be opened by using the shortcut keys Windows + R.
  • Type Regedit in the Run command and press the enter button.
  • In the registry editor, navigate to the following folders HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Sophos\AutoUpdate\UpdateStatus
  • In the last file, delete the values that exist for each of the following:
  • UpdateStartedTime
  • IsUpdating
  • IsInstalling
  • Now, you can proceed with the uninstallation.

Sophos Antivirus Removal Tool

Refer to the steps below to work with the antivirus removal tool. You can download the Sophos antivirus removal tool from the Sophos official website.

  • Once the removal tool is downloaded, unzip the file and run the installation.
  • Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  • The steps are that simple.

Sophos Client Removal Tool

  • The Sophos Client removal tool is only for the Windows Operating system.
  • The client removal tool helps in closing all the services related to Sophos and helps in searching the registry for uninstalled strings.
  • The strings help in silently removing various portions of the Sophos products.
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