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Should I remove Sophos PureMessage?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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3.1.3 66.67%
3.1.0 33.33%

Sophos PureMessage


Sophos PureMessage is a program developed by Sophos Limited. The most used version is 3.1.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 8.97 MB (9,403,728 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 63% of users of Sophos PureMessage come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sophos.com
Help link: www.sophos.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sophos\PureMessage\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{946A74A2-D92E-40CE-B3C5-C6174EC6287D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos PureMessage

  • AdminSnapin.dll - PureMessage for Microsoft Exchange® (Administration console)
  • autoconfig.dll - Configuration Module
  • beacon.exe - Provides connection to PureMessage server
  • ConfigManager.dll - Configuration Manager
  • ContentScanner.dll - Content Scanner
  • FireJob.exe - Invokes PureMessage to performs scheduled tasks
  • GateKeeper.dll - Authentication module for quarantine digest website
  • IMCManager.dll - Provides integration with the Sophos Management Console
  • MailSending.dll - Module to send email messages
  • MMRot.exe - Running Object Table
  • PMAdminControls.dll - PMAdminControls
  • PMAdminControls.resources.dll
  • PMAlerter.dll - Alerting module for PureMessage
  • PMCDOWrapper.dll - PureMessage CDO message wrapper
  • PMContExtrSvc.exe - Content extraction service
  • PMDirectory.dll - PureMessage Directory Service Library
  • PMDirectoryPS.dll - PureMessage Directory Service Library Proxy/Stub
  • PME12CmdWrapper.dll - PME12CmdWrapper
  • PmE12Transport.dll - PmE12Transport
  • PME12Wrapper.dll - PME12Wrapper
  • PMIisCmdWrapper.dll - PureMessage IIS protocol command wrapper
  • PmIisTransport.dll - IIS transport sinks for PureMessage
  • PMPolicyEngine.dll - PureMessage policy engine
  • PMProtocolEngine.dll - PureMessage Protocol Sink Engine
  • PMQuarScanner.dll - PureMessage quarantine scanner
  • PMResources.dll - PureMessage resource DLL
  • PMScanner.exe - Provides scanning services
  • PMStoreScanner.dll - PureMessage store scanner
  • PMTnefWrapper2.dll - PureMessage TNEF message wrapper
  • QuarantineManagerPS.dll - QuarantineManager Proxy/Stub
  • ReportManagerPS.dll - Report Manager Proxy/Stub
  • SavexSrvcPS.dll - PureMessage Service Proxy/Stub
  • SophosLoggerPS.dll - Sophos Logger Proxy/Stub
  • Feedback.exe - AntiSpam feedback (AntiSpam Feedback

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • PMContExtrSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Sophos PureMessage Content Extractor' (PMContExtrSvc) "Provides content extraction services.".

How do I remove Sophos PureMessage?

You can uninstall Sophos PureMessage 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 PureMessage, 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 PureMessage.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 10 33%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Server 2008 R2 En... 33.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  United Kingdom 25.00%
  Mexico 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 33.33%
Viglen VIG644M 33.33%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G... 33.33%

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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