How to Remove the Sophos Antivirus From a Mac


Sophos provides a variety of computer security software products for enterprise and small business use. These products include anti-virus, anti-spam and software firewall solutions for companies using computers running either the Windows or Macintosh operating systems. System administrators that need to remove Sophos Anti-Virus from computers running the Mac OS X operating system can do so using the provided uninstaller.

Things You'll Need

  • Administrator access
  • Log in to the administrator account on the Macintosh computer. Doing so will require the username and password for the administrator account.

  • Click on the "Finder" icon in the dock or in the Application folder to open a new Finder window. Navigate to the Sophos Anti-Virus folder by clicking on "Macintosh HD," "Application Support" and "Sophos Anti-Virus."

  • Click on "Remove Sophos Anti-Virus.pkg" to start the uninstaller. Follow the instructions provided to uninstall the software.

  • Search for support files for Sophos Anti-Virus using the search bar in the upper right corner of the Finder window. Type in "Sophos Anti-Virus" and remove any files found by dragging them to the Trash in the dock. Delete these files by emptying the Trash.

  • Restart the computer to allow the changes to take affect.

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