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Should I remove Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,845
United States Rank #7,784
Reach 0.0217%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.1.0 18.75%
1.0.0.0 80.26%
1.0.0 0.99%

Typically installed together

Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool

What is Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool?  (from Sophos Limited)

allows a Windows shortcut link to run a malicious DLL file. Our free, easy-to-use tool blocks this exploit from running on your computer.

Overview

Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool is a software program developed by Sophos Limited. The most common release is 1.0.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 2 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 85% of users of Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Sophos.com
Help link: www.sophos.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sophos\Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{54171711-61B7-4B0E-A209-12FF5B3BD183}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool

  • SophosLinkIconHandler32.dll - Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool (Sophos IconHandler for shortcuts)

How do I remove Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool?

Quickly and completely remove Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool 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 Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool 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 Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool, 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 Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Server 2003 1%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#14,845

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.59%
Windows Vista 20.39%
Windows XP 20.39%
Windows 8 2.96%
Windows Server 2003 0.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.07%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.39%
Windows 7 Professional 10.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.02%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.26%
  Canada 2.32%
  Germany 2.11%
  Sweden 1.68%
  Japan 1.68%
  United Kingdom 1.68%
  Thailand 1.05%
  Singapore 0.42%
  Brazil 0.42%
  Switzerland 0.42%
  Israel 0.42%
  Poland 0.42%
  CY 0.21%
  Belgium 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.88%
Hewlett-Packard 21.72%
Acer 12.63%
Toshiba 11.11%
GIGABYTE 4.55%
Intel 4.55%
American Megatrends 3.03%
Sahara 2.02%
Gateway 1.52%
Lenovo 1.01%
Common models
Dell Dell DXP061 3.47%
Dell MM061 2.78%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.78%
Dell Dell XPS420 2.08%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 2.08%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.08%

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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