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Remove Sophos Antivirus

Sophos Removal For Windows

Removing Sophos for Windows works like most other applications. You can remove it through the Programs and Features pane of the Control Panel.

Windows 7
  1. Click on Start - Control Panel
  2. Click on Programs and Features
  3. Locate Sophos Antivirus under the Uninstall or Change portion of the window.
  4. Select Sophos and click Uninstall from the menu bar or right-click on Sophos and choose Uninstall
  5. Follow all on-screen prompts to remove it.
  6. We suggest making sure that you install another, current antivirus application to remain protected. If you are a current faulty, staff or student you can download and install Symantec Endpoint Protection for Mac at no cost to you. Look here for more information.
Windows 8 or 8.1
  1. From the new Windows Interface, go to Search and enter Control Panel
  2. Click on Control Panel to open it
  3. Click on Programs and Features
  4. Locate Sophos Antivirus under the Uninstall or Change portion of the window.
  5. Select Sophos and click Uninstall from the menu bar or right-click on Sophos and choose Uninstall
  6. Follow all on-screen prompts to remove it.
  7. We suggest making sure that you install another, current antivirus application to remain protected. If you are a current faulty, staff or student you can download and install Symantec Endpoint Protection for Mac at no cost to you. Look here for more information.

Sophos Removal For OS X

All installed versions of Sophos do have a package or a script that can be used to remove it built-in and the instructions below can walk you through that if you would like. Otherwise you can download the removal tool separately.

Remove Sophos By Downloading the Removal Tool

  1. In your web browser go to the IT Software Download site, log in and download Remove Sophos for Mac
  2. Once downloaded, browse to the location where the download was saved and double-click on Remove_Sophos.pkg to run it.
    1. Depending on your settings, the download may not extract. If not, locate and double-click on Remove_Sophos.zip to extract it and then run Remove_Sophos.pkg.
    2. Note: The .pkg may not be visible on the file you are running. That's OK.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts entering your computer's admin username and password when prompted.
  4. Once complete, Sophos will have been removed from your computer.
  5. We suggest making sure that you install another, current antivirus application to remain protected. If you are a current faulty, staff or student you can download and install Symantec Endpoint Protection for Mac at no cost to you. Look here for more information.

To Remove Sophos Using the Built-in Removal Tool

  1. Click on Finder in the Dock
  2. Select Go from the Finder Menu bar at the top of your screen.
  3. Select Computer.
  4. Open your Hard Drive.
    1. This is often called Macintosh HD or something similar.
  5. Go into the Library folder.
  6. Go into Sophos Anti-Virus folder.
  7. Double-Click on Remove Sophos Anti-Virus.pkg
    1. Note: The .pkg may not be visible on the file you are running. That's OK.
  8. Click Continue and then Install.
    1. Even though it says install, this package is actually designed to remove Sophos and not install it.
  9. Enter your computer password when prompted.
  10. Click Close when finished.
  11. We suggest making sure that you install another, current antivirus application to remain protected. If you are a current faulty, staff or student you can download and install Symantec Endpoint Protection for Mac at no cost to you. Look here for more information.
Document author:
jpellet2
Last modified:
Jul 21, 2014