Sophos AV – Disable EndPoint client temporarily
This is my site Written by Grant on April 18, 2017 – 1:53 pm

Had to uninstall some junkware toolbars today and found that Sophos End Point 10.6 was blocking access to the uninstallers – that is common, and usually I just launch the Sophos End Point console, “authenticate user” and then disable OnAccess scanning and I’m away. Once I am done I reboot, or manually turn OnAccess scanning back on.

But today that was not enough – I had to stop the Sophos Services – a real pain however I found a blogpost that showed a simple DOS command to do this quickly:

wmic service where "caption like '%Sophos%'" call stopservice

and to start the services again:

wmic service where "caption like '%Sophos%'" call startservice
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