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Sophos Authentication Agent

What is Sophos Authentication Agent?  (from Sophos Limited)

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Sophos Authentication Agent is a software program developed by Sophos Limited. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named saa.exe. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 36% of users of Sophos Authentication Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/36262.aspx
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\sophos\sophos authentication agent
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Sophos\Sophos Authentication Agent\Uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Authentication Agent

Program executable:saa.exe
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\sophos\sophos authentication agent\saa.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • SAA.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Sophos Authentication Agent' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Sophos\Sophos Authentication Agent\SAA.exe.

How do I remove Sophos Authentication Agent?

Quickly and completely remove Sophos Authentication Agent from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Sophos Authentication Agent from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Sophos Authentication Agent, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Sophos Authentication Agent.

Win 8 50%
Win XP 13%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.00%
Windows 7 37.50%
Windows XP 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 37.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 12.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.36%
  Germany 18.18%
  Canada 18.18%
  France 9.09%
  Switzerland 9.09%
  Iran 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Lenovo 16.67%
Intel 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
Compaq 16.67%
Common models
MSI MS-7592 14.29%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 14.29%
LENOVO 343823G 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard hp workst... 14.29%
HP ProBook 6570b 14.29%
HP Compaq 8100 Elite CMT ... 14.29%

About Sophos Limited

Sophos is a developer of security software and hardware, including anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-spyware, network access control and data loss prevention for desktops, servers, email systems and other network gateways.
Publisher URL: www.sophos.com


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