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Old Sep 5, 2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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Uninstalling Sophos

I have sophos on my mac and I've tried deleting the application by throwing it away into my bin. I searched as much as finder/spotlight can find about sophos and threw those away. But after restarting my mac, the sophos icon at the top is still there. How can I remove it completely?
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Old Sep 5, 2009, 05:08 PM   #2
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You could try and run the install app again, often there will be an uninstall icon there.
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Old Sep 5, 2009, 10:29 PM   #3
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i got the antivirus program off my previous university. i can't get the software anymore.

i did find a solution 2 days ago about installing this application that searches deeper than spotlight. but i can't find that website anymore.
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Old Sep 7, 2009, 04:41 AM   #4
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uninstall sophos antivirus

If for any reason you need to uninstall Sophos AV there is an uninstaller package that can be run from the following location:

/Library/Application Support/Sophos Anti-Virus/Remove Sophos Anti-Virus.pkg

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Old Sep 10, 2009, 02:03 PM   #5
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If for any reason you need to uninstall Sophos AV there is an uninstaller package that can be run from the following location:

/Library/Application Support/Sophos Anti-Virus/Remove Sophos Anti-Virus.pkg

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I deleted the Sophos Anti-Virus folder. :X
What do I do?
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Old Jan 1, 2010, 08:52 AM   #6
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I deleted the Sophos Anti-Virus folder. :X
What do I do?
I've got exactly the same problem ( Did you figure out where to get the file from??
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Old Feb 8, 2010, 11:18 AM   #7
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Not sure if this will help anyone or not but it took me ages to work out that the folder with the 'Remove' package in it is NOT in Application Support but loose in Library, so the path should be:

/Library/Sophos Anti-Virus/Remove Sophos Anti-Virus.pkg

Not sure why, but it didn't seem to come up as a result when searching with Spotlight.
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 11:27 PM   #8
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It worked, couldn't find it anywhere so thanks for that link!
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 01:02 AM   #9
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Removing Sophos from menu bar

If you have deleted all the application support files for sophos, don't bother reinstalling to uninstall. You probably can't Trash one remaining file. Instead do this: Go>Utilities>Activity monitor. The you will find in the list that a sophos activity is running. Select the sophos activity and then choose stop in the top menu of Activity Monitor. Empty your Trash and voila, all gone.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 12:21 PM   #10
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I would say reinstall Sophos and then run the remove pkg.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 12:23 PM   #11
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I uninstalled it last week using the uninstaller and it worked great. FWIW
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