Sophos Anti-virus is provided free of charge all members of the University community running Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 operating systems. As a result, Sophos is the only anti-virus software supported by the ICT Help Desk.
The latest version of Sophos is 10.2. Older versions of Sophos are no longer supported.
It is a good idea to check your system for some of the most common threats before you install anti-virus software. If your computer is already infected with a virus, you will not be able to install Sophos as viruses can infect and disable Sophos as it is installing. Microsoft's Windows Live Safety Center is a tool designed to run a full scan on your Windows computer. If your computer is infected, you will need to remove the virus before installing Sophos.
In order to download Sophos you will need your NSID and password. If you do not know your NSID and password, please contact the ICT Help Desk.
To install Sophos, you must be logged in as an administrator or in an account with equivalent permissions.
Uninstall any other anti-virus software before installing Sophos.