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How to Uninstall Sophos Antivirus from Mac

Published on December 19, 2017

Got some troubles to uninstall Sophos Antivirus from the Mac? What kind of problem you encounter when trying to remove this app from the computer? Let’s now focus on this program and see what’s the best way to remove Sophos Antivirus.

uninstall Sophos Antivirus


App introduction

Sophos Antivirus is a security application for macOS, and claims to provide advanced security technology to protect the Mac users from viruses, malware and inappropriate websites, what’s more, it will review files which identified as threats for the users before remove them. This antivirus program can be downloaded and used for free on the Mac computer, so many people would like to install it when they don’t want to purchase the paid service.

Why it can’t be removed successfully by the user?

Currently, some users commented that this program was difficult to be removed from their Macs, because they always find the Sophos icon or associated item was still there after conducting the removal, and some others can’t find an available way to uninstall Sophos Antivirus from the computer. I think most of the removing problems just come from these two issues of the app removal: there is no a way can completely remove Sophos Antivirus, and people don’t know how to uninstall a program on the Mac. And now, it’s time to figure these problems and learn the proper way to remove the application under macOS.

Uninstall Sophos Antivirus on the Mac with proper ways

Remove Sophos Antivirus via the Trash on Mac

Trash on Mac is a built-in utility that allow people to remove unwanted files and data, and also including uninstalling the program you don’t need from the computer.

  • Stop Sophos Antivirus running on the computer
  • Click on Finder on the Dock, and select Applications on the left pane
  • Locate the Sophos Antivirus icon, and drag it directly to the Trash
  • Click on Finder > Go > Library
  • If you the Library file does not reveal on the list, please click on Go to folder…, and enter the following directory to open it: ~/Library/



  • Click to open the Application Support

Application Support

  • Delete those files belonging to Sophos Antivirus as well as the publisher
  • Next, open Caches folder on Library, and remove those Sophos Antivirus associated files


  • Continue to back to Library folder, locate and open Preferences folder, and delete all of files related to Sophos Antivirus



Program removal does not finish if you only dragging the application to the Trash, because many associated files and records are still storing in some folders on the Mac, so, if you would like to uninstall Sophos Antivirus in this manual way, please refer to these removing steps carefully, and make sure every file of the application would be cleaned up from the computer. Otherwise, you will see the associated traces and records are still appearing on your Mac.

Uninstall it with a professional uninstall utility

Maybe you have found that some people still have problems with uninstall Sophos Antivirus in the above manual way, and completely checking and deleting the associated files is obviously a difficult job for many common people.

To complete the Sophos Antivirus removal more quickly and effectively, you can choose to take a good uninstall utility to help you perform the program uninstall for you, it will be more professional and sophisticated to get rid of the program thoroughly from the Mac. And you can choose the MacKeeper as a good way for you to uninstall Sophos Antivirus.

  • Get MacKeeper installed on the Mac, and open it
  • Click on ADVANCED TOOLS if you cannot find the uninstall utility on the left pane
  • Click on Smart Uninstaller on the list, and you will see all the application installed on your Mac, if the programs do not reveal completely, please click on Scan button to refresh the list.


  • Select Sophos Antivirus on the box, make sure you select all of associated components it present to you
  • Click on the Remove button at the bottom to uninstall Sophos Antivirus


  • Done! The program has been removed completely on your Mac

If you don’t want to uninstall an unwanted program every time like that manual way we just talked about, it is suggested to take the second method and apply an uninstall utility on your Mac computer.


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