Sophos Healthcheck Tool

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What is the Sophos Healthcheck tool?
This is a tool is designed to assist Administrators to quickly establish the integrity of the local Sophos Anti-Virus installation when a machine appears to have become infected with malware.

What does the tool check?
The tool checks the following

  • Sophos Services
  • Sophos Drivers
  • Sophos Files and Checksums
  • Sophos User Groups
  • Sophos Registry Keys
  • SAVI Instance
  • Sophos BHO, BOPS, LSP and HIPS Components
  • Permissions of key Sophos Files and Registry Keys

Operating Systems
The tool is supported on the following Windows platforms:

  • Windows XP SP2 and above
  • Windows 2003 SP1 and above
  • Windows Vista SP0 and above
  • Windows 2008 SP0 and above
  • Windows 7 SP0 and above
  • Windows 8/8.1

Versions of Sophos Anti-Virus that the tool supports
The tool supports Sophos Anti-Virus version 9.0.0 and above.


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Using the tool

Where to obtain the tool

You can download the tool from: Ensure that you use the latest version.

How to run the tool

The tool is run from the command line, and must be run as an Administrator user.
If the system has User Access Control (UAC) enabled, then a command prompt (cmd) will need to be launched using the 'Run as administrator' option.

Command options for the tool

The tool is run with the following options: 

-log=[filename]: Write to logfile [filename]
-h: Display the help and exit
-nolog: No log file will be written
-v :Full verbose output to stdout as well as log file

 Output log from the tool

The tool generates a single log file called 'SophosHealthCheckLog_<timestamp>' in the %TEMP% folder.

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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