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Should I remove Sophos Remote Management System?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,067
United States Rank #2,799
Reach 0.1325%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.89 days
350.71 days >
Average installed length: 184.27 days


4.1.2 0.04%
4.1.1 3.06%
4.1.0 4.10%
4.0.6 9.11%
4.0.2 22.70%
3.4.1 60.03%
3.4.0 0.50%
3.3.0 0.46%

Typically installed together

Sophos Remote Management System

What is Sophos Remote Management System?

MgntSvc.exe is the executable of the service 'Sophos Management Service'. A log file of the management service. As with the other RMS log files (covered later) this one cycles after 4 logs are created. Provides the event messages as written to the Application event log of the machine.

About  (from Sophos Limited)

The Remote Management System (RMS), is the component of Endpoint Security and Control that processes communications between the management server (usually installed with Enterprise Console) and the endpoint computers.


The most common release is 3.4.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package is about 1.17 MB (1,227,264 bytes) when donwloaded.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sophos.com
Help link: www.sophos.it/support
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\sophos\remote management system\3\router\networkreport
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FED1005D-CBC8-45D5-A288-FFC7BB304121}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.17 MB

How do I remove Sophos Remote Management System?

You can uninstall Sophos Remote Management System 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 Remote Management System, 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 Remote Management System.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.06%
Windows 10 32.93%
Windows XP 4.51%
Windows Vista 2.27%
Windows Server 2003 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 34.47%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.47%
Windows 7 Enterprise 11.27%
Windows 8.1 9.39%
Windows 10 Home 8.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.13%
  United Kingdom 7.73%
  Italy 3.67%
  France 3.19%
  Germany 2.66%
  Australia 2.04%
  Canada 0.95%
  Netherlands 0.92%
  Belgium 0.81%
  India 0.76%
  Taiwan 0.67%
  Brazil 0.48%
  Malaysia 0.42%
  Philippines 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 41.05%
Hewlett-Packard 37.79%
Toshiba 7.88%
Acer 4.57%
ASUS 2.61%
Lenovo 2.45%
Intel 1.74%
Apple 0.60%
Samsung 0.54%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6716f 6.57%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 3.08%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.44%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.23%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.23%
Dell Latitude E6430 2.12%

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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