What is sophos_detoured.dll?

Sophos_detoured.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if sophos_detoured.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Sophos_detoured.dll file information

The process known as Sophos Buffer Overrun Protection belongs to software Sophos Anti-Virus or Sophos SafeGuard (version 6.00.1 Client) by Sophos Plc ( or Sophos.

Description: Sophos_detoured.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The sophos_detoured.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 195,072 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 234,408 bytes and 14 more variants. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. It is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. Sophos_detoured.dll is a Verisign signed file. Sophos_detoured.dll is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to visit the vendor’s support site, update the program or completely remove Sophos Anti-Virus or 3500 Rack Configuration (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as sophos_detoured.dll. Therefore, you should check the sophos_detoured.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Summary: Average user rating of sophos_detoured.dll: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving sophos_detoured issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with sophos_detoured. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the sophos_detoured.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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