Go To Download Page for UW Faculty/Staff (and institutional systems) Go To Download Page for UW Students Sophos Anti-Virus version 9 is supported for use with mainstream Linux distributions such as Red Hat Linux and UBUNTU.
System Requirements – include information about distributions of Linux supported by Sophos Antivirus v.9. Please use release v.10.4LTS of UBUNTU, or better, in order to have on-access scanning available without having to modify the kernel.
This document describes the installation and/or upgrade of the Sophos Antivirus (SAV) product.
Please note that this free version of Sophos Home is for private and non-commercial use, letting you protect up to ten computers per account.
Note for Windows 10: Starting with Sophos Endpoint Security and Control version 10.3.15, you can upgrade your computer to Windows 10 without losing protection. The distributed configuration turns on more advanced scanning (read, write and rename) as well as checking for “adware” and “potentially unwanted applications” (PUAs).
ATTENTION: Any previously installed anti-virus software must be removed using the process recommended by the vendor and the system restarted before running the Sophos AV installer.
For example, if the Mc Afee AV software has been installed under the UW license, you MUST run the “uninstaller” program provided with that software BEFORE running the Sophos installer.
In cases where computer systems are being disposed of, this software should be uninstalled or erased prior to the disposal of the system.