Sophos security software is designed to be operated and administered across a network that already has Users and Groups configured. When you install Sophos products, the software automatically adds certain Windows accounts into the Sophos groups.
Please also refer to the article Which account is used to cleanup malware?
Windows Groups Before anyone can use a computer - they must have a user created for them that is a member of a Windows Group. By default - the list of Windows Groups includes :
Sophos Groups The installation of Sophos Anti-Virus includes the creation of the following Sophos Groups :
Automatic Group Integration At installation the members of the local Windows groups are added to the local Sophos groups - that is :
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