84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Sophos Network Threat Protection?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
Be the first to rate (click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #11,286
United States Rank #7,448
Reach 0.0299%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.26 days
243.55 days >
Average installed length: 127.97 days


VersionDistribution 0.34% 88.47% 7.29% 0.17%
1.0.3 3.73%

Sophos Network Threat Protection


Sophos Network Threat Protection is a software program developed by Sophos Limited. The most common release is, 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 setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1.67 MB (1,748,992 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 72% of users of Sophos Network Threat Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sophos.com
Help link: www.sophos.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sophos\sophos network threat protection\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{66967E5F-43E8-4402-87A4-04685EE5C2CB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.67 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Network Threat Protection

  • ntpadapter.dll - Sophos Network Threat Protection (Sophos Network Threat Protection Management Adapter)
  • sntp.sys - SNTP Driver
  • sntpservice.exe - Sophos Network Threat Protection Service
  • bpaif.dll - BPA Interface (Sophos System Protection Service Interface DLL)
  • navl.dll (by Procera Networks) - Network Application Visibility Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • sntpservice.exe runs as a service named 'Sophos Network Threat Protection' (SntpService) "Protects the computer against network-based threats.".

How do I remove Sophos Network Threat Protection?

You can uninstall Sophos Network Threat Protection 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 Network Threat Protection, 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 Network Threat Protection.

Win 10 64%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 63.74%
Windows 7 36.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 31.29%
Windows 7 Professional 24.49%
Windows 10 Pro 17.35%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.31%
Windows 8.1 4.59%
Windows 10 Enterprise 4.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.82%
  Germany 7.05%
  Italy 6.55%
  United Kingdom 5.19%
  France 1.11%
  Australia 1.11%
  Netherlands 1.11%
  Switzerland 0.74%
  Canada 0.74%
  DK 0.49%
  Belgium 0.37%
  Japan 0.37%
  Hong Kong 0.25%
  Singapore 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 48.51%
Dell 31.49%
Lenovo 6.44%
ASUS 4.37%
Toshiba 3.91%
Acer 3.45%
Intel 0.92%
Samsung 0.92%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6716f 21.25%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 3.48%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 2.79%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 2.44%
Dell Latitude E6540 2.09%
ASUS All Series 2.09%

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.