Anyone know of a nice way of removing Sophos Anti-Virus?

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joseph.smith
joseph.smith Member Posts: 22 ✭✭✭
edited December 2023 in General

Losing MSP aren't playing ball with the tamper protection password

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  • tanderson
    tanderson Member Posts: 208 ✭✭✭✭
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    @Joseph

    Sophos KB shows this:

    You may be able to script the changes to the registry without having to go into advanced options. Once the registry changes have been made you can schedule a reboot and then run an uninstall script to remove Sophos all together.

  • tanderson
    tanderson Member Posts: 208 ✭✭✭✭
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    @Joseph

    Once Tamper Protection is off:

    Uninstall Sophos Endpoint using a command prompt

    To uninstall Sophos Endpoint, do as follows:

    1. Open a command prompt as an administrator.
    2. Enter cd C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Endpoint Agent\
    3. Run SophosUninstall.exe with any required parameters.
      • --quiet runs the uninstaller silently.
      • The LanguageID is the standard decimal or hexadecimal code for the language. Make sure you use the same language that was used for installation.

  • nina
    nina Administrator Posts: 428 admin
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    @tanderson 🙌🏻

  • dyoder
    dyoder Member Posts: 52 ✭✭✭
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    @Joseph an easier solution might be the ESET AV Remover https://help.eset.com/AVRemover/1/en-US/

    I've used it in the past to remove other AV products and it usually does a pretty good job. It looks like Sophos Home / Endpoint Agent / Endpoint Security and Control are all supported. But if that doesn't work, you might need to go with @tanderson's solution.

  • joseph.smith
    joseph.smith Member Posts: 22 ✭✭✭
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    Thanks @dyoder didn't know ESET have an AV remover! Will give it a shot!

  • DaveWebster
    DaveWebster Member Posts: 3
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    I have found the best solution to be fire.

    A little here a little there and the AV goes away, there is a slight side effect though.

    Quote often its sets of the fire alarm. Sophos gives off very toxic fumes when burnt.

    Hope that helps.

    Dave.