This happens if a file with a file name beginning with "program" is present in the root of the system drive.
column in Sophos Enterprise Console after a major Sophos Auto Update upgrade on an endpoint and until the next endpoint update.
The file can take several minutes to download on a broadband connection.It will take a lot longer to download over a modem (hours).The license purchased by my employer allows the use of the software by employees on their personal computers at home. Unfortunately, although it is in many respects a very nice program, the basic version of SAV does not provide for automated updating over the Internet, instead a tedious manual process is required.I have written a program, for the Windows implementation of the Sophos Anti-Virus, that automates this manual process.To uninstall the Sophos Antivirus suite, navigate to, depending on your version of Windows, to the uninstall or change a program/programs and features/installed programs in your Control Panel, which can be accessed from the start menu.
You will want to make sure your Sophos antivirus is not updating when you attempt to uninstall.This is because Sophos releases the software over a number of days, but publishes the release notes on the first day.Unquoted paths in the Sophos Anti-Virus 10.3.7 installer cause the installation, upgrade or uninstallation of Sophos Anti-Virus to fail on 64-bit versions of Windows.If your computer connects to a wireless access point then the wireless network connection will not be established before Sophos attempts to update itself.In this case Sophos will not update at login and will not try to update again until the interval you set has passed.This would be the case with reading Connect or with a computer that is on broadband.