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Sophos Anti-Virus Software


The Sophos product suite includes stand-alone and managed anti-virus clients for all current (and many older) versions of Windows and Mac OS, and most of the popular UNIX and Linux distributions. It also provides apps for both, Android and iOS based mobile devices.


  • Sophos for Windows
  • Sophos for Mac
  • Sophos for UNIX/Linux
  • Sophos Enterprise Console – for UW Computer Support Staff

License Details

Sophos provides free PC and Mac antivirus software for home (non-business) use. 

The Sophos Home software listed below cannot be installed on the UW-owned equipment.

Sophos Antivirus for home Windows and Macintosh computers  provides the same level of protection as the UW licensed package does. The application can be installed on up to three computers. After free registration you will get a web portal where you can monitor your devices and act on detected issues when needed.  Sophos provides free Linux antivirus software. Sophos Antivirus for Linux

The UW Sophos license grants the faculty and staff at the University of Washington the right to use the software on University-owned computers and on their personal computers, to include PCs, servers, and workstations, either on campus or at home. Once you have separated from the UW, you must remove the software from your computer.

  • There is no charge for the software.
  • UWare Software Licensing administers this site license.

Get Software

Download Sophos Home for personal devices.

Download UW-licensed Sophos software for the UW owned computers.

Get Help

Technical Support

Licensing Questions

Contact UWare Licensing at or call 206-221-5000.