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Should I remove Sophos System Protection?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,883
United States Rank #6,226
Reach 0.0432%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.53 days
163.21 days >
Average installed length: 85.76 days


VersionDistribution 15.85%
1.3.1 35.80%
1.3.0 43.43%
1.2.0 1.53%
1.1.0 2.46%
1.0.2 0.94%

Sophos System Protection


Sophos System Protection is a program developed by Sophos Limited. The most used version is 1.3.0, 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 4 files and is usually about 904 KB (925,696 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 67% of users of Sophos System Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sophos.com
Help link: www.sophos.com/support
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\sophos\sophos system protection\config
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{1093B57D-A613-47F3-90CF-0FD5C5DCFFE6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 904 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos System Protection

  • ssp.exe - Sophos System Protection Service (Sophos System Protection Service Executable)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ssp.exe runs as a service named 'Sophos System Protection Service' (sophossps) "Sophos System Protection Service".

How do I remove Sophos System Protection?

You can uninstall Sophos System Protection 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 System Protection, 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 System Protection.

Win 10 67%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 67.43%
Windows 7 32.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 34.86%
Windows 7 Professional 21.20%
Windows 10 Pro 19.20%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.42%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.83%
Windows 8.1 4.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.42%
  United Kingdom 7.12%
  Italy 6.43%
  Germany 6.08%
  Netherlands 2.26%
  France 1.91%
  Belgium 1.30%
  Canada 1.22%
  Australia 1.13%
  Hong Kong 0.52%
  Switzerland 0.52%
  DK 0.52%
  Singapore 0.26%
  Brazil 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.95%
Dell 30.32%
Lenovo 6.64%
ASUS 6.30%
Toshiba 4.09%
Acer 3.92%
Intel 1.19%
MSI 0.85%
Samsung 0.85%
Medion 0.51%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6716f 17.09%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 3.08%
MSI MS-7697 3.08%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 2.52%
ASUS All Series 2.52%
Dell Latitude E6540 2.24%

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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