Are you trying to go through the official removal process to get rid of Sophos Antivirus from Windows computer?
You are supposed to switch Avast from Sophos Antivirus. However, Avast can't be installed without uninstalling Sophos first, and you are failed even though you dragged it to the trash and emptied the trash. And it still can't install until you delete Sophos from your computer.
Take it easy! You could learn and follow Sophos Antivirus uninstall tips in this article.
How to fully uninstall/get rid of Sophos Antivirus from your PC?
Usually, there are 2 useful program removal guides for you. And you could prefer which one you like by considering your personal skill about computer.
Tips 1: Remove Sophos Antivirus with a standard way
Tips 1: How to entirely uninstall Sophos Antivirus through Windows Uninstall applet
Most of you would like to get rid of program through Windows Control Panel. However, you might miss some steps so that you are not able to delete Sophos Antivirus. Here are the removal guides:
You should reboot your PC and press F8 key on your keyboard.
This will open up the Advanced Boot Options screen, in Windows 7 or Win 8, or the Windows Advanced Options Menu in Windows XP. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, highlight the option labeled Safe Mode with Networking.
Once it is highlighted, click on the Enter key on your keyboard.
Click “Start Menu” > Select Control Panel option > “Uninstall a Program” (Programs and Features) > Find Sophos Antivirus on the currently installed programs list and its related entries > Click “Uninstall or Change” to delete the application.
How to manually get rid of Sophos Antivirus from your laptop?
Step 1: stop all the related processes in Task Manager
Guide: Open task manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del keys at the same time. Another way is to click on the Start button and choose Run option, then type taskmgr into and press OK.
Disable all the unwanted processes
Step 2: show hidden files and folders and delete all the following files.
Guide: click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it. In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
Delete all the following files related to Sophos Antivirus
Step 3: open Registry Editor to delete all invalid registries entries as below
Guide: open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )
Delete all the related registries as below:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msconfig.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%AppData%\.exe"
After you finish steps, you should restart your pc to confirm the Sophos Antivirus removal. If you are not good at handling this method, you could try Tips 2 as following.
Tips 2: How to force uninstall Sophos Antivirus with Perfect Uninstaller?
If you can not follow the removal guides above, it is advised you to get rid of Sophos Antivirus with Perfect Uninstaller as following.
2.Close all running processes including programs and browsers in the Task Manager before you run Perfect Uninstaller
3.Find and locate the program on the currently installed programs list
4.Click “Uninstall” button on the right side to remove Sophos Antivirus.
Alternately, if the unwanted program is not listed on the display window, you could force uninstall Sophos Antivirus completely and easily with program uninstall tool.
Step 1: Run Perfect Uninstaller
Step 2: Click the “Force Uninstall” option on the interface of software uninstall tool
Step 3: Select the scanning program path. That means you should locate and select the unwanted program for scanning. Usually it is stored in C:\Program Files (x86) in Windows 7, Windows 8 and C:\Program Files in Windows XP
Step 4: Select and click the “Sophos Antivirus” folder.
Step 5: Click “Next” button to follow the processes.
Step 6: Click "Next" to start scanning the registry files about the unneeded program.
Step 7: It will take some time to finish registry scanning. If you don't want to wait, you could click "Skip" option and cancel the scanning.
Step 8: After the registry scanning is completed, click "Next" button to select all related files.
Step 9: Click "Next" button to delete all related files.
Step 10: Finally, click "Finish" button to complete the removal steps.
After you finish the onscreen removal steps, Sophos Antivirus has been deleted from your PC.
What’s more, you could double-check the infection of the program with RegCure Pro to improve your PC performance.
2.Click “Click to Start Scan” button to repair and optimize your computer.
3.RegCure Pro will have a full scan to detect all invalid files which will slow down your PC.
4.Click “Fix All” button on the down-right side to fix all problems and speed up your computer after scanning the invalid leftover system files.
Can’t remove Sophos Antivirus? There is no problem to handle the Sophos Antivirus removal if you carefully and correctly follow the software uninstall tips above.
Note: Manual Sophos Antivirus removal is suitable for expert users who have experience of dealing with files and registry removal. Users who are lack of computer techniques are recommended to get rid of Sophos Antivirus by using an effective program removal tool. When you are not able to remove Sophos Antivirus from your PC, Perfect Uninstaller is your choice (100% Guaranteed)