Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 2000+: How to uninstall applications detected by Application Control

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When Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 2000+, with application control, detects a listed application, it allows you either to authorize or to block that application. You cannot use Sophos Anti-Virus to remove the application.

What to do

To remove unwanted applications:

  1. Temporarily disable on-access scanning for applications.
  2. Perform the standard procedure for removing that particular application.
  3. Enable on-access scanning for applications.

For more information about specific controlled applications:

  1. Go to the Sophos Threat analyses page.
  2. Select 'Controlled Application' from the drop-down list.
  3. Select the application from the alphabetic list.
  4. Click the 'Recovery' tab.

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

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