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4% remove it96% keep it
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1.3.0 4.65%
1.2.0 30.23%
1.1.0 46.51%
1.0.2 18.60%

Sophos System Protection


Sophos System Protection is a program developed by Sophos Limited. The most used version is 1.1.0, 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 1 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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 75% of users of Sophos System Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Australia.

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?

Quickly and completely remove Sophos System Protection from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.44%
Windows 8 32.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 51.16%
Windows 8.1 11.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.30%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.98%
Windows 10 Pro 4.65%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 4.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.60%
  France 3.17%
  Australia 3.17%
  United Kingdom 3.17%
  Brazil 1.59%
  UA 1.59%
  Qatar 1.59%
  Switzerland 1.59%
  Argentina 1.59%
  Israel 1.59%
  Netherlands 1.59%
  Germany 1.59%
  Canada 1.59%
  Italy 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.46%
Lenovo 25.64%
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Toshiba 5.13%
Samsung 2.56%
Intel 2.56%
ASUS 2.56%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.88%
Dell Latitude E5450 4.88%
Dell OptiPlex 3020 4.88%
Dell Latitude E5410 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L50... 2.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.44%

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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