Sophos SafeGuard

Sophos SafeGuard

by Sophos Limited

What is Sophos SafeGuard?

Sophos SafeGuard is software application developed by Sophos Limited. It is most commonly found on computers running Windows 7 with nearly 100.00% of installations running this operating system. Sophos SafeGuard's installer is typically 12.00 MB in size and installs around 92 files. The most common release is with 53.18% of all installations currently using this version.

Sophos SafeGuard is most popular in the United States with 45.44% of installations residing in this country.

About Sophos SafeGuard?

Sophos SafeGuard 6.00.1 Client is a software application developed by Sophos Limited. Upon installation, the program creates a startup registration point in the Windows operating system, allowing it to automatically start when the user boots their PC. Additionally, it adds a Windows Service that runs continuously in the background. It should be noted that manually stopping this service can cause the program to cease functioning properly. Furthermore, the software includes a background controller service that is set to automatically run, although the start of this service can be delayed using the service manager. The setup package typically installs approximately 93 files, including ALUpdate.exe, which is the auto-update component designed to check for software updates and apply them when new versions are available. In terms of user usage, the majority running Sophos SafeGuard Client are on Windows 7 (SP1). The program is particularly popular in the United States, with about 44% of users located there, as well as in India and Canada.

Software Behaviors

  • ALsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Sophos AutoUpdate Service' (Sophos AutoUpdate Service) "Part of the updating system for Sophos components".

Software Details

Installation path:
C:\Program Files\Sophos\
MsiExec.exe /I{957BE63D-2202-4618-BA64-12115A1F8C93}
12.00 MB

Sophos SafeGuard Executable Details

Primary executable:
Sophos SafeGuard
C:\Program Files\Sophos\msvcr90.dll