For those who wish to wait, we plan to schedule an automatic upgrade through Sophos. First, look on your control panel to see if there's another anti-virus program, uninstall it, and try to install Sophos AV again.
Sophos anti-virus Features: Sophos requires a minimum of 256MB of RAM memory to run. If you didn't find another anti-virus program, do a search on your computer for the file "Sophos Anti-Virus competitor " If your computer finds this file, save a copy of it to your desktop.
This must be turned off to install Sophos on your machine.
To turn off this feature and then install Sophos, please follow these steps.
VCU Technology Services provides new Sophos anti-virus versions at different times.
There is no requirement for the general VCU community to upgrade to the new version of Sophos using the manual process. The most common reason this might happen is if you have another anti-virus program installed that you did not remove.
This document will explain how USC faculty, staff and students can install Sophos Endpoint Security 10.7 (Home and Mobile) on computers running Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.
It can also be installed on Server 2003, Server 2003 R2, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, and Server 2012 R2. You will need to log in with your Net ID and password to access it.
Download Antivirus Once the file downloads, close all windows. (There is no user name or password needed.) Installation will begin.
Sophos only works well if you frequently update the files used to identify threats.
It is configured to update automatically every two hours, as long as you have an Internet connection.