This knowledge base article is only intended for Mac administrators who need to remove the program from a lot of Macs.
Note: Please be aware of the security notice Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac: Risk of privilege escalation when using the Sophos endpoint installer.
The following sections are covered:
Applies to the following Sophos products and versions Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS XCentral Mac Endpoint
All the instructions below are entered via Terminal which you can open by searching for it using Spotlight.
Select the instructions based on the version of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X you have installed. To check the version, see How to check which version of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac you are running.
sudo "./Sophos\ Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/tools/InstallationDeployer" --install
Look at Sophos Central Endpoint: How to deploy Sophos on a Mac via the command line for instructions.
Sophos Installer Components
sudo "./Sophos Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/tools/InstallationDeployer" --install
cd /Library/Application\ Support/Sophos/saas/Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/tools/
sudo ./InstallationDeployer --remove --tamper_password <pw>
cd /Library/Application\ Support/Sophos/opm/Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/tools/
sudo ./InstallationDeployer --remove
cd /Library/Application\ Support/Sophos/opm-sa/Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/tools/
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