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How to uninstall Sophos Anti-Virus from your system

You can find below detailed information on how to uninstall Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows. It was created for Windows by Sophos Limited. Check out here for more info on Sophos Limited. More information about Sophos Anti-Virus can be found at . Sophos Anti-Virus is frequently installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus directory, however this location can differ a lot depending on the user's option when installing the program. The full command line for uninstalling Sophos Anti-Virus is MsiExec.exe /X{D929B3B5-56C6-46CC-B3A3-A1A784CBB8E4}. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might be prompted for administrator rights. Sophos Anti-Virus's primary file takes about 66.79 KB (68392 bytes) and its name is BackgroundScanClient.exe.

Sophos Anti-Virus is composed of the following executables which occupy 11.45 MB (12003832 bytes) on disk:

  • BackgroundScanClient.exe (66.79 KB)
  • Native.exe (172.29 KB)
  • sav32cli.exe (469.29 KB)
  • SAVAdminService.exe (281.79 KB)
  • SAVCleanupService.exe (190.79 KB)
  • SavProgress.exe (369.29 KB)
  • SavProxy.exe (89.29 KB)
  • SavService.exe (203.29 KB)
  • sdcdevcon.exe (103.29 KB)
  • sdcservice.exe (639.79 KB)
  • swc_service.exe (333.79 KB)
  • swi_di.exe (280.79 KB)
  • swi_fc.exe (2.36 MB)
  • swi_filter.exe (293.79 KB)
  • swi_lsp32_util.exe (182.79 KB)
  • swi_lspdiag.exe (184.79 KB)
  • swi_lspdiag_64.exe (227.79 KB)
  • swi_service.exe (3.12 MB)
  • swi_update_64.exe (1.97 MB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 10.3.13 of Sophos Anti-Virus. For other Sophos Anti-Virus versions please click below: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are frequently left behind when you uninstall Sophos Anti-Virus.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall Sophos Anti-Virus from your computer:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus

The files below were left behind on your disk when you remove Sophos Anti-Virus:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SAVAdminService.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SavShellExtX64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\sophos_detoured.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\sophos_detoured_x64.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\WSCClient.exe
  • C:\Users\B.Diehl\AppData\Local\Temp\Sophos Anti-Virus CustomActions Log.txt
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{D929B3B5-56C6-46CC-B3A3-A1A784CBB8E4}\ARPPRODUCTICON.exe

Generally the following registry keys will not be cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5B3B929D6C65CC643B3A1A7A48BC8B4E
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{D929B3B5-56C6-46CC-B3A3-A1A784CBB8E4}

Open regedit.exe to delete the registry values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5B3B929D6C65CC643B3A1A7A48BC8B4E\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SAVAdminService\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SAVService\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Sophos Web Control Service\ImagePath

A way to uninstall Sophos Anti-Virus using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Sophos Anti-Virus is a program offered by Sophos Limited. Frequently, users choose to uninstall this application. This can be difficult because doing this by hand takes some knowledge regarding Windows program uninstallation. The best SIMPLE practice to uninstall Sophos Anti-Virus is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your Windows computer.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire the program's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful program.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on your PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find Sophos Anti-Virus or simply activate the Search field and type in "Sophos Anti-Virus". If it is installed on your PC the Sophos Anti-Virus program will be found automatically. When you click Sophos Anti-Virus in the list of programs, some information regarding the application is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have regarding Sophos Anti-Virus, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Sophos Anti-Virus:

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{D929B3B5-56C6-46CC-B3A3-A1A784CBB8E4}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall Sophos Anti-Virus.
Uninstall Sophos Anti-Virus

8. After uninstalling Sophos Anti-Virus, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong Sophos Anti-Virus which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing Sophos Anti-Virus using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall Sophos Anti-Virus by Sophos Limited from your PC, nor are we saying that Sophos Anti-Virus by Sophos Limited is not a good application for your PC. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Sophos Anti-Virus supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-08-15 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-08-15 14:14:20.043