Registry keys remaining following the removal of Sophos AutoUpdate

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  • Updated: 09 Jan 2014


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.

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