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Should I remove Sophos Patch Agent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,885
United States Rank #23,824
Reach 0.0060%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.03 days
75.66 days >
Average installed length: 39.76 days


1.0.311.1 4.20%
1.0.308.0 33.61%
1.0.307.0 32.77%
1.0.305.0 21.85%
1.0.303.0 7.56%

Typically installed together

Sophos Patch Agent

What is Sophos Patch Agent?  (from Sophos Limited)

Sophos Patch (also known as just "Patch") is installed as part of the single installer for Endpoint Protection (Advanced and Enterprise only), supporting the same O/S and DB platforms, and is well integrated with Sophos Enterprise Console. Patch is included by default with Endpoint Protection Enterprise and is a charge...  Read more


Sophos Patch Agent is a software program developed by Sophos Limited. The most common release is 1.0.308.0, 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 15 files and is usually about 4.88 MB (5,120,190 bytes). 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 49% of users of Sophos Patch Agent 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\Sophos Patch Agent\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2FB80981-C6B6-4FCA-BC65-24437DF4C8CB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.88 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Patch Agent

  • spa.exe - Sophos Patch Agent
  • SpaRmsAdapter.dll - Sophos Patch Agent RMS Adapter
  • MCEScan.exe (by Lumension Security) - Native Scan Extension for Windows NT and above (OEM) (Native Scan Extension)
  • cabarc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • spa.exe runs as a service named 'Sophos Patch Agent' (Sophos Patch Agent) "Provides support for Sophos patch management.".

How do I remove Sophos Patch Agent?

You can uninstall Sophos Patch Agent 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 Patch Agent, 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 Patch Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Server 2003 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.00%
Windows 10 25.00%
Windows XP 9.17%
Windows Server 2003 0.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 39.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 23.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.24%
Windows 10 Pro 6.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.72%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 4.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.33%
  Italy 10.00%
  United Kingdom 8.67%
  Germany 7.33%
  France 5.33%
  Philippines 2.67%
  Brazil 2.00%
  Australia 2.00%
  DK 1.33%
  Ireland 1.33%
  Peru 1.33%
  Chile 0.67%
  TN 0.67%
  Taiwan 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.90%
Dell 32.14%
Lenovo 14.29%
ASUS 7.14%
Toshiba 2.38%
Intel 1.19%
American Megatrends 1.19%
Common models
ASUSTeK X551CA 2.68%
HP EliteBook 840 G1 2.68%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.68%
HP Z420 Workstation 1.79%
Dell Latitude E7240 1.79%
HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF 1.79%

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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