The Sophos Endpoint protection uses malicious traffic detection and real-time threat intelligence technology to detect and remove threats from your system. It protects the system from attacks and data breaches.
You can disable Sophos Endpoint protection if you do not want to use this product on your system. Disabling the On-access Scanning feature will disable the protection. The steps to disable the Sophos without admin are given here in the next section. Also, the steps to disable the Sophos product from your Windows and Mac computers are provided on this web page.
How To Disable Sophos Endpoint Without Admin?
Go to your computer and hold the Win and R keys at the same time on the keyboard.
The Run dialog box will be launched on the screen.
Type the ‘services.msc’ command without the single quotes in the Open field and click the OK option in the Run dialog box.
You will see a list of Sophos services on the screen.
Select a Sophos service, right-click it, and choose the Manual option from the Properties menu.
Do the same to set the rest of the Sophos services to Manual.
Close the Services window.
This will disable all the services of Sophos.
How To Temporarily Disable Sophos Endpoint Anti-Virus In Windows 10?
Go to your Windows 10 computer, navigate to the status bar, and right-click the Sophos icon.
Choose the Open Sophos Endpoint Security and Control option.
Click Configure anti-virus and HIPS -> On-access scanning.
The ‘On-access Scan Settings for this Computer’ dialog window will appear on the screen.
Click the Scanning tab and remove the checkmark next to the ‘Enable on-access scanning for this computer’ option.
To confirm the same, select the OK option.
Disable Sophos Endpoint
Click the Sophos icon at the top-right end of the Mac desktop screen and choose the Open Preferences option.
The On-Access Scanning window will be displayed on the screen.
Click the lock icon, type the administrator password, and click the OK option.
Click the Stop Scanning option and choose the Deny Access option from the ‘When a threat is found’ drop-down menu.
Click the Messaging tab and deselect the checkbox beside the ‘Show Sophos Antivirus status in the menu bar’ option.
This will disable Sophos from your Mac computer.
Disable Sophos Endpoint Tamper Protection
Go to the Windows status bar, search for the Sophos icon, and right-click it.
Select the Open Sophos Endpoint Security and Control option from the displayed menu.