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Download Sophos Anti-Virus

How to download and install Sophos Anti-Virus on Mac and Windows


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Installing Sophos Anti-Virus on Windows Sophos. 

*Note: In order to install Sophos Anti-Virus, you must remove all other anti-virus programs from your machine. 

1. Click here to be redirected to the Licensed Software Downloads page. On this page, enter your myNMSU username in the Username box and your myNMSU password in the Password box, to confirm that you are an NMSU affiliate. Now click Sign in

NMSU sign in box with username and password image

2. The next page will display all of the free software downloads available to you. Scroll down the list and click on Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows. Save the file that is downloaded and open it. When you open the file, a Security Warning will come up; it is ok to Run this file. Now a User Account Control window will come up; click Yes

List of Sophos anti-virus download links and security prompt image

3. Sophos Anti-Virus will now be installed on your machine. Once Sophos is installed, the icon will appear on your taskbar. After installation, you will need to connect to the Internet so that Sophos can download updates; this could take several minutes. After this process is finished, Sophos should be running on your machine. 
*When updating, the Sophos icon will flash green. When updating is complete, it will stop. 
**If you are installing a new version of Sophos, the icon will reappear on the taskbar after installation. 

Sophos anti-virus task bar icon

4. The PC Issues icon in the taskbar will have a red X if the anti-virus program is not on. To activate Sophos, connect to the Internet, right-click on the Sophos icon, and click Update
*Sophos will automatically update daily unless your computer is disconnected from the Internet. If Sophos is not active, update it by following the previous steps to protect your computer. 


PC issues icons


In order to install Sophos Anti-Virus, you must remove all other anti-virus programs from your machine. 

1. Click here to be redirected to the Licensed Software Downloads page. On this page, enter your myNMSU username in the Username box and your myNMSU password in the Password box, to confirm that you are an NMSU affiliate. Now click Sign in

NMSU sign in box with username and password image

2. The next page will display all of the free software downloads available to you. Scroll down the list and click on Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X. A window will come up saying that a program will be run to determine if the software can be installed on your machine. Click Continue. 

Sophos anti-virus download links and security prompt image

3. Next, the Sophos Anti-Virus Installer will come up; click Continue. In the Important Information window, read through the information and click Continue.  

Sophos anti-virus installer window image

4. The next window will be the Software License Agreement. Read through this agreement and click Continue. In the next window, click the Agree button if you agree to the License terms OR Disagree if you do not; if you disagree, you will exit the setup

Sophos licensing agreement and aggree/disagree prompt image

5. The next window will be labeled Select a Destination. Make sure your Hard Disk is selected and click Continue. The next window will display the space Sophos Anti-Virus will take up on your Hard Disk. Click Install. 

Sophos download destination and install prompt window image

6. The next window will be a summary; click Continue. The next window will say the installation was successful. Click Close. 

Sophos installation and close installer window image

7. Sophos Anti-Virus is now installed on your machine. To activate Sophos, click on the shield icon in the taskbar and click Update

Sophos shield icon

*NOTE: Sophos may take a few minutes to fully download after these steps and won't begin working right away. If you receive specific or repeating error messages after the download is completely finished, contact the ICT Help Desk at 646-1840, come by room 141 of the Computer Center, or e-mail us at help@nmsu.edu. 


If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at help@nmsu.edu.




Keywords:anti-virus, download anti-virus, mac, windows, anti-virus for mac, anti-virus for windows, sophoswin sophosmac win mac   Doc ID:70288
Owner:Brieanna W.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2017-01-30 12:57 MSTUpdated:2017-11-29 12:17 MST
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