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6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,231
United States Rank #20,092
Reach 0.0107%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.88 days
497.96 days >
Average installed length: 261.64 days


3.0.6 0.47%
3.0.4 9.48%
3.0.3 3.79%
3.0.0 0.95%
2.9.5 16.59%
2.9.4 32.23%
2.9.3 18.48%
2.9.2 2.37%
2.9.1 15.17%
2.7.0 0.47%

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Sophos Client Firewall

What is Sophos Client Firewall?  (from Sophos Limited)

Our location-aware, centrally managed Sophos Client Firewall is designed specifically for endpoint computers in an enterprise environment. Proactively lock down your computers to protect against known and unknown threats, such as internet worms and hackers. Sophos Client Firewall stops known and unknown threats by trac...  Read more


Sophos Client Firewall is a program developed by Sophos Limited. The most used version is 2.9.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 8.89 MB (9,319,050 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 41% of users of Sophos Client Firewall come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sophos.com/medialibrary/PDFs/factsheets/sophosclientfirewalldsna.pdf
Help link: www.sophos.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Client Firewall\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{12C00299-B8B4-40D3-9663-66ABEA3198AB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.89 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Client Firewall

  • ConfigurationManager.dll - Sophos Client Firewall (Object to manage access to the SCF configuration file)
  • Datastore.dll - Data storage component
  • DriverHelper_Win32.exe - Driver installation helper
  • DriverHelper_x64.exe
  • engine.dll - Sophos Client Firewall engine
  • FirewallConfiguration.dll - Configures the firewall to the required settings.
  • FirewallMessaging.dll - Firewall integration with messaging service.
  • FirewallNAIPlugin.dll - Firewall Notification Area Messages
  • FirewallPlugin.dll - Firewall Plugin component
  • Integrator.dll - Integration component
  • learning.dll - Learning plugin
  • Locator.dll - Location detection component
  • logo_rc.dll - Sophos Client Firewall logo resources
  • network.dll - Network plugin
  • op_ctrls.dll - Sophos Client Firewall op_ctrls
  • op_data.dll - Data logging component
  • op_log.dll - Sophos Client Firewall op_log library
  • op_viewer.exe - Sophos Client Firewall log viewer
  • SCFAdapter.dll - Sophos Client Firewall Adapter
  • SCFManager.exe - Sophos Client Firewall management service.
  • SCFMessaging.dll - Sophos Client Firewall messaging.
  • SCFRes_LOGO_RC_de.dll - Sophos Client Firewall LOGO_RC (de) resources
  • SCFRes_LOGO_RC_en.dll - Sophos Client Firewall LOGO_RC (en) resources
  • SCFRes_LOGO_RC_es.dll - Sophos Client Firewall LOGO_RC (es) resources
  • SCFRes_LOGO_RC_fr.dll - Sophos Client Firewall LOGO_RC (fr) resources
  • SCFRes_LOGO_RC_it.dll - Sophos Client Firewall LOGO_RC (it) resources
  • SCFRes_LOGO_RC_ja.dll - Sophos Client Firewall LOGO_RC (ja) resources
  • SCFRes_LOGO_RC_zh_CN.dll - Sophos Client Firewall LOGO_RC (zh_cn) resources
  • SCFRes_LOGO_RC_zh_TW.dll - Sophos Client Firewall LOGO_RC (zh_tw) resources
  • SCFRes_op_ctrls_de.dll - Sophos Client Firewall op_ctrls (de) resources
  • SCFRes_op_ctrls_en.dll - Sophos Client Firewall op_ctrls (en) resources
  • SCFRes_op_ctrls_es.dll - Sophos Client Firewall op_ctrls (es) resources
  • SCFRes_op_ctrls_fr.dll - Sophos Client Firewall op_ctrls (fr) resources
  • SCFRes_op_ctrls_it.dll - Sophos Client Firewall op_ctrls (it) resources
  • SCFRes_op_ctrls_ja.dll - Sophos Client Firewall op_ctrls (ja) resources
  • SCFRes_op_ctrls_zh_CN.dll - Sophos Client Firewall op_ctrls (zh_cn) resources
  • SCFRes_op_ctrls_zh_TW.dll - Sophos Client Firewall op_ctrls (zh_tw) resources
  • SCFRes_op_data_de.dll - op_data (en) resources
  • SCFRes_op_data_en.dll
  • SCFRes_op_data_es.dll
  • SCFRes_op_data_fr.dll
  • SCFRes_op_data_it.dll
  • SCFRes_op_data_ja.dll
  • SCFRes_op_data_zh_CN.dll
  • ScfRes_op_data_zh_TW.dll
  • SCFRes_op_log_de.dll - Sophos Client Firewall op_log (de) resources
  • SCFRes_op_log_en.dll - Sophos Client Firewall op_log (en) resources
  • SCFRes_op_log_es.dll - Sophos Client Firewall op_log (es) resources
  • SCFRes_SCFTray_en.dll - Sophos Client Firewall SCFTray (en) resources
  • SecurityManager.dll - Sophos Client Firewall security manager
  • SystemProxies.dll - System Proxies component
  • SCFService.exe - Sophos Firewall (Sophos Firewall Service)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • SCFService.exe runs as a service named 'Sophos Client Firewall' (Sophos Client Firewall) "Protects the computer against unauthorised traffic.".
  • SCFManager.exe runs as a service named 'Sophos Client Firewall Manager' (Sophos Client Firewall Manager) "Controls security rights and access to configuration options.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.6 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002077689%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00014868%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005909%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:101 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:28 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Sophos Client Firewall?

You can uninstall Sophos Client Firewall 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 Client Firewall, 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 Client Firewall.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.58%
Windows 10 15.09%
Windows XP 8.02%
Windows Vista 3.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.10%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.98%
Windows 7 Enterprise 12.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.21%
Windows 10 Pro 5.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.04%
  United Kingdom 11.16%
  Germany 9.96%
  France 7.97%
  Italy 7.97%
  Australia 2.39%
  Netherlands 1.59%
  Brazil 1.59%
  India 1.59%
  Canada 1.59%
  Spain 1.59%
  Austria 1.20%
  Ireland 1.20%
  Hong Kong 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 46.51%
Hewlett-Packard 19.38%
ASUS 8.53%
Acer 6.98%
Lenovo 6.20%
Intel 3.10%
Toshiba 3.10%
Medion 2.33%
Sony 0.78%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 3.39%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 3.39%
Dell Latitude E5540 1.69%
Dell Latitude E5430 non-v... 1.69%
Acer Veriton 6800 1.69%
Dell Latitude E6430 1.69%

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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