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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,370
United States Rank #17,739
Reach 0.0075%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.09 days
209.29 days >
Average installed length: 109.96 days


2.1.9 1.37%
2.1.8 0.68%
2.1.7 0.68%
1.3.1 2.74%
1.3.0 4.11% 85.62% 4.79%

Sophos Home

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Sophos Home is a software program developed by Sophos Limited. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named javaws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 61 files and is usually about 62.44 MB (65,473,711 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 64% of users of Sophos Home come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sophos.com
Help link: www.sophos.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sophos\sophos home
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{63F3BF88-DE8E-4B21-BB24-F64CE500308E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 62.44 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Home

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U111
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.8.0_111\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • homemsg.exe - Sophos Home (Sophos Home Messaging)
  • sophoshomedesktopmessaging.dll - Sophos Home Desktop Messaging
  • sophoshomereseng.dll - English resources for Sophos Home
  • sophoshomeshellext.dll - Sophos Home Shell Extension
  • sophoshomeshellextx64.dll
  • sophosui.exe - Sophos Home User Interface
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • ffmpegsumo.dll
  • ResDeu.dll - Sophos Uninstaller (German Resources)
  • ResEng.dll - English Resources
  • ResEsp.dll - Spanish Resources
  • ResFra.dll - French Resources
  • ResIta.dll - Italian Resources
  • ResJpn.dll - Japanese Resources
  • uninstallcli.exe
  • uninstallcore.dll - Sophos Endpoint Uninstaller (uninstallcore)
  • uninstallgui.exe - Sophos Endpoint Agent
  • deleter.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • sophoshomeshellext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SophosHomeShellExt' with a class of {2FE0F6D6-426A-4728-B435-7CF2FE926449}.
  • sophoshomeshellextx64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SophosHomeShellExt' with a class of {2FE0F6D6-426A-4728-B435-7CF2FE926449}.

How do I remove Sophos Home?

Quickly and completely remove Sophos Home from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Sophos Home 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Sophos Home, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Home.

Win 10 84%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 84.35%
Windows 7 15.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 57.53%
Windows 10 Pro 18.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.53%
Windows 7 Professional 5.48%
Windows 8.1 4.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.36%
  United Kingdom 6.93%
  Belgium 5.45%
  Italy 3.96%
  Germany 3.47%
  Netherlands 3.47%
  Canada 2.97%
  France 1.98%
  Hong Kong 1.98%
  Brazil 0.99%
  Austria 0.50%
  BG 0.50%
  Switzerland 0.50%
  Czech Republic 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.94%
Dell 18.82%
ASUS 12.94%
Acer 10.59%
Toshiba 7.06%
Lenovo 4.71%
Intel 2.35%
MSI 2.35%
Apple 1.18%
Common models
MSI MS-7697 9.17%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.50%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.50%
ASUS All Series 2.50%
Dell Inspiron 5720 1.67%
Dell Inspiron 3543 1.67%

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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