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Should I remove Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,285
United States Rank #9,223
Reach 0.0163%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 498.82 days
1324.18 days >
Average installed length: 695.76 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.1.0 20.32%
1.0.1 0.32%
1.0.0.0 78.41%
1.0.0 0.95%

Typically installed together

Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool

What is Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool?  (from Sophos Limited)

allows a Windows shortcut link to run a malicious DLL file. Our free, easy-to-use tool blocks this exploit from running on your computer.

Overview

Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool is a software program developed by Sophos Limited. The most common release is 1.0.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 2.24 MB (2,350,592 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 85% of users of Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Sophos.com
Help link: www.sophos.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sophos\Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{54171711-61B7-4B0E-A209-12FF5B3BD183}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.24 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool

  • SophosLinkIconHandler32.dll - Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool (Sophos IconHandler for shortcuts)

How do I remove Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool?

Quickly and completely remove Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool 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 Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool, 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 Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Server 2003 1%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#16,285

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.24%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows Vista 19.68%
Windows 10 4.44%
Windows Server 2003 0.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.83%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.63%
Windows 7 Professional 9.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.37%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.55%
  Canada 2.24%
  Germany 2.03%
  Sweden 1.63%
  Japan 1.63%
  United Kingdom 1.42%
  Thailand 1.02%
  Singapore 0.61%
  Brazil 0.41%
  France 0.41%
  Switzerland 0.41%
  Israel 0.41%
  Poland 0.41%
  CY 0.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.07%
Hewlett-Packard 21.95%
Acer 12.20%
Toshiba 10.73%
GIGABYTE 6.34%
Intel 4.39%
American Megatrends 2.44%
Gateway 1.46%
Sahara 1.46%
ASUS 0.98%
Lenovo 0.98%
Common models
Dell Dell DXP061 3.40%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.40%
Dell MM061 2.72%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.72%
Dell Dell XPS420 2.04%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 2.04%

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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