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Program info

Estimated safety rating


alsvc.exe is a application which is most likely legit. So, if alsvc.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself your system against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exe

This program is normally found on disk in C:\Program Files (x86)\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this file is 2297026af2ed8874d1ec746303b634a3.

Is running as a service


This application is set up as a Windows service. This means it runs on your system in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which provide useful features to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This program runs in 32-bit mode. It can not benefit of the entire power of nowadays' PC chips. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Sophos AutoUpdate Service.

The description present in the program is Sophos AutoUpdate Service..

File version


File version 5.6.484.484.


 Sophos Limited

Producer Sophos Limited.


 Copyright 1989-2017 Sophos Limited.

Legal copyright notice Copyright 1989-2017 Sophos Limited..

Digitally signed


alsvc.exe is digitally signed. Today most virus-free programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to alsvc.exe is valid. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Sophos Limited

Digitally signed by: Sophos Limited

Issuer name

 DigiCert Assured ID Code Signing CA-1

Certificate's issuer name: DigiCert Assured ID Code Signing CA-1

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall string in registry, which is good. si are uninstall.