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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,948
United States Rank #15,027
Reach 0.0100%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.90 days
85.46 days >
Average installed length: 44.90 days


VersionDistribution 1.52% 21.32% 33.50% 14.72% 10.66% 1.02% 1.52% 8.12% 7.61%

Sophos Diagnostic Utility


Sophos Diagnostic Utility is a software program developed by Sophos Limited. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 3.14 MB (3,295,128 bytes). 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 65% of users of Sophos Diagnostic Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sophos.com
Help link: www.sophos.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Diagnostic Utility\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E4853018-0364-49B8-9ADD-691C425D7B5A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.14 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Diagnostic Utility

  • sdu.dll - Sophos Diagnostic Utility (Sophos Diagnostic Utility core)
  • SduAdapter.dll - Sophos SDU Adapter
  • sducli.exe - Sophos Diagnostic Utility command line interface
  • sdugui.exe - Sophos Diagnostic Utility GUI interface
  • uploader.exe - Sophos SDU Cloud Uploader
  • szip.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's WiZ (Info-ZIP's Zip dll)

How do I remove Sophos Diagnostic Utility?

You can uninstall Sophos Diagnostic 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 Diagnostic 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 Diagnostic Utility.

Win 10 71%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 70.71%
Windows 7 27.78%
Windows XP 1.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 41.12%
Windows 7 Professional 19.29%
Windows 10 Pro 15.74%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.09%
Windows 8.1 6.09%
Windows 10 Enterprise 1.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.94%
  United Kingdom 5.90%
  Italy 4.43%
  Belgium 4.06%
  Netherlands 2.95%
  Canada 2.95%
  Germany 2.58%
  France 2.21%
  Hong Kong 1.48%
  Australia 1.48%
  Brazil 1.11%
  Switzerland 0.74%
  UA 0.37%
  Qatar 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.09%
Hewlett-Packard 29.41%
Lenovo 9.24%
ASUS 8.40%
Toshiba 5.04%
Acer 3.36%
MSI 2.52%
Intel 2.52%
Samsung 1.68%
Gateway 0.84%
American Megatrends 0.84%
Common models
MSI MS-7697 8.33%
ASUS All Series 4.55%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.03%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.27%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.27%

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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