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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. The most common release is 2.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 47% of users of Sophos Authentication Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in South Africa and Germany.

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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 10 69%
Win XP 8%
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 10 69.23%
Windows 7 23.08%
Windows XP 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 23.08%
Windows 7 Professional 23.08%
Windows 10 Pro 15.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 15.38%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 7.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.37%
  South Africa 10.53%
  Germany 10.53%
  Canada 10.53%
  France 5.26%
  Switzerland 5.26%
  MZ 5.26%
  Iran 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Intel 10.00%
Dell 10.00%
Compaq 10.00%
Common models
MSI MS-7592 9.09%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 9.09%
LENOVO 41786KG 9.09%
LENOVO 343823G 9.09%
LENOVO 20309 9.09%

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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