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VersionDistribution 45.45% 45.45%
3.2.1077.0 9.09%

Sophos Compliance Agent

What is Sophos Compliance Agent?  (from Sophos Limited)

The Sophos Compliance Agent is a configurable endpoint application that assesses and enforces compliance with NAC policies. The Agent retrieves the NAC policy, assesses the endpoint for compliance, can automatically remediate applications and provide user messages, and submits reporting information. The Quarantine Agen...  Read more


Sophos Compliance Agent is a software program developed by Sophos Limited. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 20.27 MB (21,258,749 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 65% of users of Sophos Compliance Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sophos.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Compliance Agent\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8bcff7e3-e241-4230-bb5d-a6676e840f65}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.27 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Compliance Agent

  • AgentAPI.exe - Sophos Compliance Agent (Sophos Compliance Agent API)
  • AgentAsst.exe - Sophos Compliance Agent Assistant
  • AgentAsstUAC.exe - Sophos Compliance Agent Assistant for UAC
  • AgntTray.exe - Sophos Compliance Agent Tray
  • CmpChk.exe - Sophos Compliance Agent Compliance Checker
  • RmsAdapter.dll - Sophos Compliance Agent RMS Adapter
  • ScaResChs.dll - Sophos Compliance Resource
  • ScaResCht.dll
  • ScaResDeu.dll
  • ScaResEsp.dll
  • ScaResFra.dll
  • ScaResIta.dll
  • ScaResJpn.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • AgentAPI.exe runs as a service named 'Sophos Compliance Agent API' (Sophos Compliance Agent API) "Provides Sophos Compliance Agent detection capabilities.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AgntTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SophosComplianceAgent' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Compliance Agent\AgntTray.exe".

How do I remove Sophos Compliance Agent?

You can uninstall Sophos Compliance 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 Compliance 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 Compliance Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win XP 27%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.73%
Windows XP 27.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 45.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 27.27%
Windows 7 Enterprise 18.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.00%
  Belgium 10.00%
  Germany 10.00%
  France 5.00%
  Finland 5.00%
  Canada 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 54.55%
Hewlett-Packard 36.36%
Intel 9.09%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 980 20.00%
HP Z400 Workstation 10.00%
HP Compaq Elite 8300 CMT 10.00%
HP Compaq dc7900 Small Fo... 10.00%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 10.00%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 10.00%

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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