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Uninstalling Sophos Linux Sensor (systemd)

Overview

This article addresses how you can manually uninstall or delete Sophos Linux Sensor (SLS) and associated configuration files using the systemd package manager.

Uninstalling SLS on Ubuntu

Follow the below steps to uninstall SLS running on your Linux environment:

  1. Search to see the SLS package running on your Linux environment using the following command:

    sudo apt list --installed | grep sophos

    Sample Output:  

    sophoslinuxsensor-systemd/now 5.0.0.28 amd64 [installed,local]

  2. Remove SLS and content. Run the following command:

    sudo apt remove sophoslinuxsensor-systemd

    Sample Output:

    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    sophoslinuxsensor-systemd
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
    Removing sophoslinuxsensor-systemd (5.0.0.28) ...
    
  3. Remove associated configuration files. Run the following command:

    rm -r /var/lib/sophos
    rm -r /run/sophos
    rm -r /etc/sophos
    userdel sophos-spl-user
    

Uninstalling SLS on Redhat/CentOS/Amazon

Follow the below steps to uninstall SLS running on your Linux environment.

  1. Search to see the SLS package running on your Linux environment using the following command:

    yum list installed | grep sophos

    Sample Output:

    sophoslinuxsensor-systemd.x86_64   5.0.0.28-1                 @/sophoslinuxsensor-systemd-5.0.0.28-1.x86_64
    

  2. Remove SLS and content. Run the following command:

    sudo yum remove sophoslinuxsensor-systemd.x86_64

    Sample Output:

    Dependencies Resolved
    
    ===========================================================================================================================================
    Package                             Arch             Version                Repository                                               Size
    ===========================================================================================================================================
    Removing:
    sophoslinuxsensor-systemd           x86_64           5.0.0.28-1             @/sophoslinuxsensor-systemd-5.0.0.28-1.x86_64            75 M
    
    Transaction Summary
    ===========================================================================================================================================
    Remove  1 Package
    
    Installed size: 75 M
    Is this ok [y/N]: y
    Downloading packages:
    Running transaction check
    Running transaction test
    Transaction test succeeded
    Running transaction
    Erasing    : sophoslinuxsensor-systemd-5.0.0.28-1.x86_64                                                                             1/1
    Verifying  : sophoslinuxsensor-systemd-5.0.0.28-1.x86_64                                                                             1/1
    
    Removed:
    sophoslinuxsensor-systemd.x86_64 0:5.0.0.28-1
    
    Complete!
    
  3. Remove associated configuration files. Run the following command:

    rm -r /var/lib/sophos
    rm -r /run/sophos
    rm -r /etc/sophos
    userdel sophos-spl-user
    

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