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HitmanPro (Sophos) found on my system without a Sophos install. How can I get rid of it?

I was looking at my event viewer and under Custom Views, I spotted "HitmanPro". I never installed Sophos. When I requested a Sophos account, the verification email came form Microsoft. I can't find anything about it or Sophos in Control Panel. I'm using latest Windows 10. Did MS install it for me? I own the machine and have full admin rights (if that i nfo is relevant)..



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  • Hello Dennis, 

    Thank you for reaching out to the Sophos Community. 

    Regarding the setup email, some of our back-end environment does integrate with Microsoft for authentication purposes. 

    If you're looking to find out how "HitmanPro" got onto your device, I recommend checking the Control Panel to see if you can find an "Installed On" date next to HitmanPro. Typing in "appwiz.cpl" from a "Run" window or in the Windows Start Menu will bring you directly to the add/remove programs and features control panel item.  

    Let me know what you see present, if this refers to "Sophos Endpoint Agent" or if this shows the "Stand Alone" HitmanPro application installed. 

    Kushal Lakhan
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  • None of Hitman, HitmanPro, Sophos or any of those preceded by "Microsoft" appears in Control Panel's Add/remove menu.

    PS. I am running Win 10 PRO, if that matters and have preformed ALL settings, including TPM, that make my system ready for Windows 11 (which I am currently running in Hyper-V as an Insider).

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  • None of Hitman, HitmanPro, Sophos or any of those preceded by "Microsoft" appears in Control Panel's Add/remove menu.

    PS. I am running Win 10 PRO, if that matters and have preformed ALL settings, including TPM, that make my system ready for Windows 11 (which I am currently running in Hyper-V as an Insider).

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