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Should I remove Sophos SafeGuard Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,632
United States Rank #34,836
Reach 0.0030%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.38 days
483.34 days >
Average installed length: 253.96 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Typically installed together

Sophos SafeGuard 6.00.1 Client

What is Sophos SafeGuard Client?  (from Sophos Limited)

SafeGuard encrypts data transparently: users do not need to decide which data is to be encrypted. Encryption and decryption is performed in the background. Encryption effectively prevents data from being read or changed by unauthorized persons. Sophos SafeGuard encryption cannot be bypassed by connecting storage media ...  Read more


Sophos SafeGuard 6.00.1 Client is a software program developed by Sophos Limited. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 93 files. The installed file ALUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 44% of users of Sophos SafeGuard Client come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sophos.com
Help link: www.sophos.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sophos\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{957BE63D-2202-4618-BA64-12115A1F8C93}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos SafeGuard 6.00.1 Client

  • SUL.dll - Sophos Update Library
  • ALMon.exe - Sophos AutoUpdate (Sophos Endpoint Security and Control)
  • almonres.dll - Japanese resources for Sophos AutoUpdate
  • ALMsg.dll - Component to show Windows 8 notifications
  • ALsvc.exe - Sophos AutoUpdate Service.
  • ALUpdate.exe - AutoUpdate synchronisation component module
  • AUAdapter.dll - AutoUpdate management component module
  • ChannelUpdater.dll - Sophos Channel Updater library
  • cidsync.dll - Directory replicator for Sophos AutoUpdate
  • config.dll - Sophos AutoUpdate configuration manager
  • crypto.dll - Cryptographic library
  • EECustomActions.dll - Sets AutoUpdate configuration during install
  • iconfres.dll
  • ilogres.dll
  • inetconn.dll - Sophos AutoUpdate connection component
  • InstlMgr.dll - Sophos AutoUpdate installation manager
  • ischdres.dll
  • ispsheet.dll - Sophos AutoUpdate configuration pages loader
  • Logger.dll - Sophos AutoUpdate logging component
  • retailer.dll - Sophos SDDS client library
  • SAUConfigDLL.dll - AutoUpdate configuration component module
  • sharedres.dll
  • SingleGUIPlugin.dll - Component to show AutoUpdate's elements on the unified user interface
  • SophosUpdate.exe - Sophos Endpoint Updater
  • swlocale.dll - Sophos AutoUpdate resource search order provider
  • xmlcpp.dll - C++ XML wrapper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ALsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Sophos AutoUpdate Service' (Sophos AutoUpdate Service) "Part of the updating system for Sophos components".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ALMon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Sophos AutoUpdate Monitor' which loads as C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\almon.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.79 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000273772%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001027%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001711%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:208,023
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:8 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:2.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0000438253%
Kernel CPU:0.00002259%
User CPU:0.00002123%
CPU cycles/sec:51,768
I/O reads/min:73.28 KB
I/O writes/min:73.27 KB

How do I remove Sophos SafeGuard Client?

You can uninstall Sophos SafeGuard Client 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 SafeGuard 6.00.1 Client, 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 SafeGuard Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 98%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 61.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 36.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.44%
  India 11.11%
  Canada 6.94%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  France 4.17%
  Netherlands 4.17%
  Singapore 2.78%
  Finland 2.78%
  Germany 2.78%
  Italy 2.78%
  MA 1.39%
  Colombia 1.39%
  Norway 1.39%
  Australia 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 58.62%
Dell 24.14%
Hewlett-Packard 17.24%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6410 3.39%
HP EliteBook 8570p 3.39%
LENOVO 20BTS01700 3.39%
Dell Latitude E6520 3.39%
Dell Latitude E6430s 3.39%
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m 3.39%

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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