The Sophos Antivirus products for Windows and Mac OS X are comprised of two major components: Sophos Antivirus(SAV) and Sophos Auto Update(SAU).
The installer may also add the following components: Sophos Endpoint Defense, Sophos Network Threat Protection, and Sophos System Protection.
For unmanaged systems, standalone installers will be available for download from the Computing Services website.
When downloading these installers, users will be prompted to enter their credentials to verify they are authorized to use the products.
For those systems that do not meet the licensing requirements we suggest using Microsoft Security Essentials.
It is a free download that can be found at this Microsoft link MSE.
Authorized users will always be able to download the latest version of the SAV software onto the target system directly from Computing Services' highly available servers.
In cases where computer systems are being disposed of, this software should be uninstalled or erased prior to the disposal of the system.The Uof R has licensed Sophos Antivirus for Windows 7/10, and OS X systems (10.9 and above) to be available for use on University owned equipment, including Evergreen machines, Evergreen opt-out equipment, machines purchased with APEA funds or any other Windows or Macintosh systems purchased with University funds.It is assumed that Sophos will continue to run on Windows systems prior to Windows 7 SP1 but this has not been tested.SAV running on any other platform is considered to be unsupported and subject to the policies outlined in the PC Support policy document (ie: billable and lowest possible priority).Be advised that official support for SAV on the Mac OS 9 platform is discontinued. While SAV for Windows is listed as a supported application on the Computing Services List of Supported Hardware/Software (Policy 150.40), Only Windows 7 SP1 and newer are supported.Additionally, when the initial install of the Sophos Antivirus product is performed, the Auto Update component is loaded on the computer and the Auto Update component becomes responsible for loading SAV and other components.