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Remove Sophos from a Mac with tamper protection

Sophos Anti Virus hogging your processor? Can't remove it because of tamper protection?

# change into preferences
cd /Library/Preferences

# confirm locations of sophos files
ls com.sophos.*

# remove all sophos prefs,
sudo rm com.sophos.*

# this will now allow you to remove sophos
# change into the installer
cd /Library/Application\ Support/Sophos/opm/

# remove 
sudo ./InstallationDeployer --remove

# enjoy not having sophos eating up your processing % while you are trying to work!

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