Uninstalling Sophos

Sophos recommended instructions


Create a batch file

Prior to uninstalling the endpoint components, you should stop the Sophos AutoUpdate Service to prevent a potential update of the endpoint software during the removal.  A command line such as the following can be used.

net stop "Sophos AutoUpdate Service"

The order in which the endpoint components are removed is important.  Therefore reorder your uninstall strings (that you extracted from the registry editor) as shown below.

Sophos Compliance Agent (NAC)

{66967E5F-43E8-4402-87A4-04685EE5C2CB}        Sophos Network Threat Protection (NTP)

{1093B57D-A613-47F3-90CF-0FD5C5DCFFE6}        Sophos System Protection (SSP)

Sophos Client Firewall (SCF)

{09863DA9-7A9B-4430-9561-E04D178D7017}        Sophos Anti-Virus (SAV) 

{FED1005D-CBC8-45D5-A288-FFC7BB304121}        Sophos Remote Management System (RMS)

{BCF53039-A7FC-4C79-A3E3-437AE28FD918}        Sophos AutoUpdate (SAU)

@echo off



net stop "Sophos AutoUpdate Service"

MsiExec.exe /qn /x {66967E5F-43E8-4402-87A4-04685EE5C2CB} REBOOT=SUPPRESS

MsiExec.exe /qn /x {1093B57D-A613-47F3-90CF-0FD5C5DCFFE6} REBOOT=SUPPRESS

MsiExec.exe /qn /x {09863DA9-7A9B-4430-9561-E04D178D7017} REBOOT=SUPPRESS

MsiExec.exe /qn /x {FED1005D-CBC8-45D5-A288-FFC7BB304121} REBOOT=SUPPRESS 

MsiExec.exe /qn /x {BCF53039-A7FC-4C79-A3E3-437AE28FD918} REBOOT=SUPPRESS 

MsiExec.exe /qn /x {A805FB2A-A844-4cba-8088-CA64087D59E1} REBOOT=SUPPRESS