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Sophos Cloud AD Sync Utility


Sophos Cloud AD Sync Utility is a program developed by Sophos Limited. The most used version is, 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 5 files and is usually about 1.21 MB (1,273,856 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 10. While about 80% of users of Sophos Cloud AD Sync Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sophos\cloud\ad sync
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{47222FC3-CAFD-4DA1-91FC-BD5AD46101BE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.21 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Cloud AD Sync Utility

  • commandlib.dll - Sophos Cloud AD Sync Utility (CommandLib)
  • sophosadsyncservice.exe - SophosADSync
  • sophoscloudadsynclib.dll - SophosCloudADSyncLib
  • sophoscloudadsyncui.exe - SophosCloudADSyncConfig
  • toolbox.dll - Toolbox

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • sophosadsyncservice.exe runs as a service named 'Sophos Cloud AD Sync Utility' (Sophos Cloud AD Sync Utility) "Synchonizes users and groups from Active Directory into Sophos Cloud".

How do I remove Sophos Cloud AD Sync Utility?

You can uninstall Sophos Cloud AD Sync Utility 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 Cloud AD Sync Utility, 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 Cloud AD Sync Utility.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
Windows 10

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  United Kingdom 20.00%

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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