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Should I remove Sophos SafeGuard Client Configuration?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #45,512
United States Rank #40,393
Reach 0.0018%


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Typically installed together

Sophos SafeGuard 6.00.1 Client Configuration

What is Sophos SafeGuard Client Configuration?  (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 Configuration is a program developed by Sophos Limited. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 75 files and is usually about 12.08 MB (12,667,319 bytes). ALUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 51% of users of Sophos SafeGuard Client Configuration come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sophos.com
Help link: www.sophos.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sophos\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3967D6F8-CAAB-4C51-A1A3-ACA54BE9F024}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.08 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos SafeGuard 6.00.1 Client Configuration

  • 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 - French resources for Sophos AutoUpdate
  • 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
  • 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:3.04 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005362296%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007442%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00046181%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:54 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.59 MB
Total CPU:0.0012961389%
Kernel CPU:0.00090892%
User CPU:0.00038722%
I/O reads/min:50.21 KB
I/O writes/min:68 KB

How do I remove Sophos SafeGuard Client Configuration?

You can uninstall Sophos SafeGuard Client Configuration 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 Configuration, 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 Configuration.

Win 7 (SP1) 97%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

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 61.11%
Windows 7 Enterprise 36.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.11%
  United Kingdom 8.89%
  France 4.44%
  Finland 4.44%
  India 4.44%
  Netherlands 4.44%
  Germany 4.44%
  Canada 4.44%
  Singapore 2.22%
  Brazil 2.22%
  Colombia 2.22%
  Norway 2.22%
  United Arab Emirates 2.22%
  Italy 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 44.44%
Hewlett-Packard 30.56%
Dell 22.22%
Toshiba 2.78%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6520 5.71%
HP EliteBook 8570p 5.71%
LENOVO 20BTS01700 5.71%
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m 5.71%
HP EliteBook 8770w 2.86%
LENOVO 68855TU 2.86%

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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