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5.5.0 6.67%
5.4.1 3.33%
5.3.1 3.33%
5.2.2 26.67%
5.2.1 13.33%
5.2.0 23.33%
5.1.0 13.33%
5.0.0 10.00%

Sophos Management Console

What is Sophos Management Console?  (from Sophos Limited)

Sophos Management Console helps you easily manage extensive security features included in Endpoint Protection. From a single console, you can configure, deploy and manage the antivirus, intrusion prevention on the host, the Web filtering, encryption, patch control, data and devices and as application control, firewall ...  Read more


Sophos Management Console is a software program developed by Sophos Limited. The most common release is 5.2.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named EnterpriseConsole.exe. The setup package generally installs about 87 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 43% of users of Sophos Management Console come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sophos.com
Help link: www.sophos.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sophos\Enterprise Console\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EC6B53C2-A961-4420-A4B0-F9D78DDC4EE6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Management Console

Program executable:EnterpriseConsole.exe
Name:Sophos Endpoint Management
Sophos Enterprise Console
Path:C:\Program Files\Sophos\Enterprise Console\EnterpriseConsole.exe
Additional files:
  • Sophos.Encryption.FrontEnd.Interfaces.dll - Sophos.Encryption.FrontEnd.Interfaces
  • Sophos.Encryption.UI.Helpers.dll - Sophos.Encryption.UI.Helpers
  • DataBackupRestore.exe - Sophos Endpoint Management (DataBackupRestore)
  • DataControl.dll - Sophos Enterprise Console Data Control Policy
  • EmErr.dll - Error handling module
  • EMRptVwr.dll - Sophos Enterprise Console Viewer reporting ActiveX control
  • EMTrace.dll - Trace module
  • EnterpriseConsole.exe - Sophos Enterprise Console
  • ESAppLogic.dll - Sophos Enterprise Suite Application Logic DLL module
  • ESAppLogicPS.dll - Sophos application logic Proxy/Stub module
  • ExportConfig.exe - Sophos ExportConfig tool
  • MgntSvc.exe - Sophos Management Service
  • MgntSvcDLL.dll - Sophos Management Service DLL module
  • MgntSvcPS.dll - Sophos Management Service Proxy/Stub module
  • Msgs.dll - Msgs Dynamic Link Library
  • PurgeDB.exe - PurgeDB
  • RsChs.dll
  • RsCht.dll - Resources for Sophos Enterprise Console
  • RsDeu.dll
  • RsEng.dll
  • RsEsp.dll
  • RsFra.dll - Ressources de la Sophos Enterprise Console
  • RsIta.dll - Risorse di Sophos Enterprise Console
  • RsJpn.dll
  • RsNeutral.dll
  • SAVHandler.dll - Sophos-Anti Virus management component module
  • SAVHandlerSupport.dll - Support module for Sophos-Anti Virus management module
  • Sophos.Core.dll - Sophos.Core
  • Sophos.Management.Auditing.FrontEndService.Interfaces.dll - Sophos.Management.Auditing.FrontEndService.Interfaces
  • Sophos.Management.Auditing.UI.dll - Sophos.Management.Auditing.UI
  • Sophos.Management.Common.dll - Sophos.Management.Common
  • Sophos.Management.Configuration.dll - Sophos.Management.Configuration
  • Sophos.Management.DataControl.dll - Sophos.Management.DataControl
  • Sophos.Management.DeviceControl.dll - Sophos.Management.DeviceControl
  • Sophos.Management.DirectoryService.Interfaces.dll - Sophos.Management.DirectoryService.Interfaces
  • Sophos.Management.dll - Sophos.Management
  • Sophos.Management.DynamicData.dll - Sophos.Management.DynamicData
  • Sophos.Management.Identity.Interfaces.dll - Sophos.Management.Identity.Interfaces
  • Sophos.Management.Interfaces.Common.dll
  • Sophos.Management.Protocol.dll - Sophos.Management.Protocol
  • Sophos.Management.RBAC.Core.dll - Sophos.Management.RBAC.Core
  • Sophos.Management.Sddma.dll - Sophos.Management.Sddma
  • Sophos.Management.Services.Sddma.dll - Sophos.Management.Services.Sddma
  • Sophos.Management.Services.SubEstates.dll - Sophos.Management.Services.SubEstates
  • Sophos.Management.Services.TamperProtection.dll - Sophos.Management.TamperProtection
  • Sophos.Management.SubEstates.dll - Sophos.Management.SubEstates
  • Sophos.Management.TamperProtection.dll
  • Sophos.Management.Utils.dll - Sophos Management Utility DLL module
  • CertificationClientLibrary.dll - Sophos Messaging System (Sophos CertificationClientLibrary)
  • CertificationLib.dll - Sophos CertificationLibrary
  • CertificationManagerDLL.dll - Sophos Certification Manager
  • CertificationManagerServiceNT.exe - Sophos Certification Manager Service
  • CreateInitFile.exe - Sophos RMS Initialisation File Creation Tool
  • MSClientLib.dll - Sophos MSClientLib
  • Sophos.Encryption.UI.dll - Sophos.Encryption.UI
  • ExpressionChecker.dll - Sophos Anti-Virus (Data Control search expression syntax checker)
  • ExpressionCheckerLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ExpressionCheckerLib'.
  • Sophos.Encryption.Entities.dll (by Utimaco Safeware AG - a member of the Sophos Group) - Sophos.Encryption.Entity
  • Sophos.Encryption.Base.dll (by Utimaco Safeware AG - a member of the Sophos Group) - Sophos.Encryption.Base
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • MgntSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Sophos Management Service' (Sophos Management Service) "Sophos Management Service".
  • CertificationManagerServiceNT.exe runs as a service named 'Sophos Certification Manager' (Sophos Certification Manager) "Certifies Sophos Managed Applications".

How do I remove Sophos Management Console?

You can uninstall Sophos Management Console 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 Management Console, 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 Management Console.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 10 30.00%
Windows Vista 3.33%
Windows Server 2003 3.33%
Windows XP 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Enterprise 20.00%
Windows 10 Pro 13.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.33%
Windows Small Business Se... 3.33%
Windows Server 2012 Stand... 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.24%
  Italy 10.81%
  United Kingdom 10.81%
  France 8.11%
  Belgium 5.41%
  South Africa 2.70%
  UA 2.70%
  Australia 2.70%
  India 2.70%
  ME 2.70%
  Germany 2.70%
  Canada 2.70%
  IM 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.00%
Dell 28.00%
Intel 20.00%
Lenovo 8.00%
Apple 4.00%
Common models
LENOVO 23252EG 3.85%
Intel SWV25 3.85%
HP ProLiant ML150 G6 3.85%
HP Compaq 8000 Elite SFF ... 3.85%
ECS P67H2-A3 3.85%
Dell OptiPlex 9010 3.85%

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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