Install Sophos on Windows
This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
ITS offers Sophos Antivirus at no extra cost to all employees and students at the University of Idaho to help protect their machines from viruses and malware.
Before downloading the software, you will need to agree to the University of Idaho’s antivirus agreement by logging in to the Account Management site using your MyUidaho username and password.
Once logged in, click University Software in the menu on the left, then click the UI Antivirus link. This will bring up the anti virus agreement. Click the I agree button to gain access to download Sophos.
Download and launch the Sophos AntiVirus Installer, which can be found through a link on the account management site.
The installer can also be found on our security software downloads site. If prompted, enter your credentials. Remember, it may take up to 15 minutes from when you agree to the EULA for your UI credentials to work.
If your computer is not a member of the ad.uidaho.edu domain, you will be prompted to tell the installer on what type of computer you are installing.
Click the applicable button to continue.
The installation runs in the background and you will not see a lot of activity on your screen. Once the “Sophos Auto Update” component is installed, Sophos will connect to the auto-update server to complete the rest of the install.
Once you see the Sophos shield in your system tray, you can right-click and select “View updating status” if you wish to monitor the status of the installation.
The auto-update component will download what it needs, then begin the installation process.
Once the software is installed, you should see the Sophos shield in your system tray (by the clock). If you hover your mouse over the icon, you will see the status of the Sophos Antivirus Client. At this point, it is recommended you save all of your work, close all open applications, and restart your computer.
Sophos will now be installed on your computer and will being passively scanning your machine. If you have questions or run into trouble installing Sophos, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 208-885-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.