Following the removal of Sophos AutoUpdate (SAU) the following registry key remains:
- 32-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\AutoUpdate\Plugins
- 64-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Sophos\AutoUpdate\Plugins
First seen in
Sophos Endpoint Security 9.7
The AutoUpdate installer (uninstaller) cannot remove the key as other endpoint components (Anti-Virus, Client Firewall, etc.) may have registered themselves with SAU and written a key under the Plugins key.
Rather than potentially break SAU and component registrations the key is left.
What To Do
This will have no effect on the operation of your computers.