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Sophos Computer Security Scan

What is Sophos Computer Security Scan?  (from Sophos Limited)

Scan up to 200 computers on your network to see the threats your company's security software missed. Find viruses and other threats that your antivirus missed. Our free Network Security Scan works alongside your existing antivirus on up to 200 computers. Includes free security updates for 30 days. You'll be able to see...  Read more


Sophos Computer Security Scan is a software program developed by Sophos Limited. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named Sophos Computer Security Scan.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 6.46 MB (6,772,483 bytes). 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 70% of users of Sophos Computer Security Scan come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/network-security-scan.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Sophos\Computer Security Scan\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EDE875B0-6566-4E93-B955-C63AE5F4737C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.46 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Computer Security Scan

Program executable:Sophos Computer Security Scan.exe
Name:Sophos Computer Security Scan
Path:C:\Sophos\Computer Security Scan\Sophos Computer Security Scan.exe
Additional files:
  • crypto.dll - Sophos Update Manager (Cryptography module)
  • Resources.dll - Resources component
  • retailer.dll - Sophos SDDS client library
  • SophosUpdateMgr.exe
  • Sophos Computer Security Scan.exe - Sophos Computer Security Scan
  • sqlite3.dll
  • vcredist_x86.exe (by Microsoft) - Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Sophos Computer Security Scan.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E0FCBCFA-AAAF-4CDC-BE8B-BE0E72309D3C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Sophos Computer Security Scan?

You can uninstall Sophos Computer Security Scan 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 Computer Security Scan, 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 Computer Security Scan.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 4%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.44%
Windows Vista 10.53%
Windows 10 10.53%
Windows XP 3.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.82%
Windows 7 Professional 22.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.77%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  Netherlands 3.75%
  South Africa 2.50%
  Italy 2.50%
  MA 1.25%
  Colombia 1.25%
  Belgium 1.25%
  France 1.25%
  Finland 1.25%
  Mexico 1.25%
  AO 1.25%
  Romania 1.25%
  DK 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.41%
Acer 20.41%
Hewlett-Packard 16.33%
Toshiba 14.29%
Lenovo 8.16%
Apple 6.12%
ASUS 4.08%
Sony 2.04%
American Megatrends 2.04%
Common models
Apple Inc. MacBookPro10,1 6.00%
Dell OptiPlex 780 4.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 4.00%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.00%
Acer Aspire 5732Z 2.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro A30... 2.00%

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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