Uninstalling Sophos

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jmoy, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2009
    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?
  2. macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2006
    West Plains, MO USA Earth
    You could try and run the install app again, often there will be an uninstall icon there.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2009
    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. :(
  4. macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2009
    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

  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2009
    I deleted the Sophos Anti-Virus folder. :X
    What do I do?
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2010
    I've got exactly the same problem :(( Did you figure out where to get the file from??
  7. macrumors member


    Oct 9, 2008
    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.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2010
    It worked, couldn't find it anywhere so thanks for that link!
  9. macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2011
    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.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    I would say reinstall Sophos and then run the remove pkg.
  11. macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2009
    I uninstalled it last week using the uninstaller and it worked great. FWIW
  12. macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2015
    Thank you, Abes! It WORKED!!!

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