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Should I remove Sophos Update Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0012%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.44 days
42.48 days >
Average installed length: 22.32 days


VersionDistribution 8.70% 4.35% 4.35% 17.39% 8.70% 4.35% 4.35% 8.70%
1.5.1 8.70%
1.5.0 17.39% 4.35% 8.70%

Sophos Update Manager

What is Sophos Update Manager?  (from Sophos Limited)

The Sophos Update Manager, part of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X, enables you to configure the preferences for virus scanning, disinfection and reporting on all your networked Macintoshes. After the Sophos Anti-Virus Network Installer has created a Central Installation Directory (CID), Sophos Update Manager uses Macin...  Read more


Sophos Update Manager is a program developed by Sophos Limited. The most used version is, 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 22 files and is usually about 6.52 MB (6,834,845 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 31% of users of Sophos Update Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/13249.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sophos\Update Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2C7A82DB-69BC-4198-AC26-BB862F1BE4D0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.52 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Update Manager

  • ConfigCID.exe - Sophos ConfigCID Application (ConfigCID Application)
  • UpdateSUMConfig.exe - UpdateSUMConfig Application (Update SUM Config Application)
  • cidgen.dll - Sophos Update Manager (Central Installation Directory generator)
  • crypto.dll - Cryptography module
  • EMLConfigConverter.exe - EMLibrary Configuration Converter
  • LogViewer.exe - SUM Log Viewer
  • Obfuscate.dll - SUM obfuscation module
  • Resources.dll - Resources component
  • retailer.dll - Sophos SDDS client library
  • SophosReport.dll - SUM reporting module
  • SophosUpdateMgr.exe
  • SUMAdapter.dll - SUM management component module
  • SUMService.exe - Sophos Update Manager service
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • xmlcpp.dll
  • xmlparse.dll
  • xmltok.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • SUMService.exe runs as a service named 'Sophos Update Manager' (SUM) "Gestisce i dati e aggiorna la distribuzione da Sophos".

How do I remove Sophos Update Manager?

You can uninstall Sophos Update Manager 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 Update Manager, 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 Update Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.87%
Windows 10 17.39%
Windows Server 2003 8.70%
Windows XP 8.70%
Windows Vista 4.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 34.78%
Windows Server 2008 R2 En... 13.04%
Windows Server 2012 R2 St... 8.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.70%
Windows Small Business Se... 4.35%
Windows Server 2016 Datac... 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.03%
  Germany 10.34%
  India 6.90%
  Italy 6.90%
  AO 3.45%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  IM 3.45%
  Korea 3.45%
  MZ 3.45%
  Singapore 3.45%
  South Africa 3.45%
  Spain 3.45%
  MW 3.45%
  UA 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.89%
Intel 27.78%
Dell 16.67%
American Megatrends 5.56%
ASUS 5.56%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 15.00%
Intel SWV25 5.00%
HP ProLiant ML150 G6 5.00%
HP Z400 Workstation 5.00%
HP Pro 3500 Series 5.00%
Gigabyte GA-MA69VM-S2 5.00%

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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