Removal tools for Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac

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In some situations you may be unable to run the built-in Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac (SAV for Mac) uninstaller.  This article provides a standalone tool to remove the installation of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac

Common reasons for needing this tool are:

  • If the product has been deleted (e.g., dragged to the Trash) rather than correctly uninstalled.
  • Where the uninstaller is unable to run due to a corrupted receipt file.

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition

What To Do

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac version 8.x

If you have Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac version 8 then the following tool will allow you to remove it.
The tool will work with all releases of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac version 8.
To use the tool:

  1. Download the Removal Tool for Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac version 8 
  2. Unzip the downloaded tool if it hasn't been automatically unzipped by your browser
  3. Double-click the 'Sophos Remove' application and follow any on-screen instructions

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac version 9.x

If you have Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac version 9 then the following tool will allow you to remove it.
The tool will work with all releases of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac version 9.
To use the tool:

  1. Download the Removal Tool for Sophos Anti-Virus version 9 
  2. Unzip the downloaded tool if it hasn't been automatically unzipped by your browser
  3. Double-click the 'Remove Sophos Anti-Virus' application and follow any on-screen instructions

 

Not using the Free Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition?

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

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