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Sophos Installer Downloads

Windows

Downloads

The following link will take you to the UWare downloads for Sophos. Find the appropriate download link to save the installer to your computer.

IMPORTANT: Before running the Sophos installer, any previously installed anti-virus software must be removed using the process recommended by the vendor and the system restarted.

Download for Windows Computers

Installation troubleshooting

See  Sophos Support Knowledgebase

Mac

Downloads

The following link will take you to the UWare downloads for Sophos. Find the appropriate download link to save the installer to your computer.

IMPORTANT: Before running the Sophos installer, any previously installed anti-virus software must be removed using the process recommended by the vendor and the system restarted.

Download for Mac Computers

Details

Note coming end of support for OS X 10.6 and 10.7:  As of October 31st, 2015, Sophos no longer supports Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7.

Version 9.6+ is supported for use with OS X 10.10,10.11, 10.12 and 10.13

Use information on this page https://community.sophos.com/kb/en-us/127413 for OS-10.13 to configure updates.

Sophos no longer provides support, or updates, for Mac OS X version 10.5 or less.

Linux

Downloads

The following link will take you to the UWare downloads for Sophos. Find the appropriate download link to save the installer to your computer.

IMPORTANT: Before running the Sophos installer, any previously installed anti-virus software must be removed using the process recommended by the vendor and the system restarted.

Download for Linux Computers

Details

Sophos Anti-Virus version 9 is supported for use with mainstream Linux distributions such as RedHat Linux and UBUNTU.

System Requirements –  include information about distributions of Linux supported by Sophos Antivirus v.9.

Note to UBUNTU users. Please use release v.10.4LTS of UBUNTU, or better, in order to have on-access scanning available without having to modify the kernel.

You must have “root” privileges to install Sophos AV. The installer script will first unpack compressed files and then will attempt to connect to the Sophos server using the embedded set of access credentials to download all necessary files, including current virus definitions. The Internet connection must be active during this process.

The entire process can take some time depending of the speed of your connection to the Internet. Don’t be surprised if it takes 5 to 10 minutes or longer. The process will typically end with a message indicating successful conclusion.

Post-installation Notes

  • UW distribution of Sophos AV for Linux is preconfigured to install the application in the following directory on your computer:
    /opt/sophos-av
  • The graphical interface is turned off. The on-access scan option is turned on. To turn on graphical interface after installation, run as “root” /opt/sophos-av/bin/savsetup .
  • Manage the installed Sophos AV using web interface by default on port 8081 <http://localhost:8081>

Please review the Startup guide, Configuration Guide and the Release Notes  if you need more information.