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Help Desk

Teaching Learning Center Room 128
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Phone: (208) 885-4357 (HELP) 


ITS Administration Offices
Administration Building
Room 140
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3155
Moscow, ID 83844-3155
Phone: (208) 885-6721
Fax: (208) 885-7539

Media Center

Teaching Learning Center 131 
Phone: (208) 885-6411
Fax: (208) 885-0566

Records Management

Office of Records Management
Pitman Center (SUB)
Room 53
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4247
Moscow, ID 83844-4247
phone: (208) 885-2580

Current Hours of Operation
Mon: 7:30-4:30pm
Tue: 7:30-11:30am
Wed: 7:30-11:30am
Thur: 7:30-11:30am

Vandal Cards

Pitman Center (SUB)
Room 124
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4256
Moscow, ID 83844-4256
Phone: (208) 885-7522
Fax: (208) 885-9208

Telephone Services

Administration Building 
Room 133
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3155
Moscow, ID 83844-3155
Phone: (208) 885-5800
Fax: (208) 885-7539

Self-Help: Sophos for OSX

Sophos for OSX

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. This tutorial will walk you through installing the Sophos antivirus client on an Macintosh machine.

Step 1

Sophos antivirus is available for free to University of Idaho students, staff and faculty members to install on their work as well as personal machines. The following tutorial will guide you through the installation of Sophos antivirus on your Mac OS X machine.

Before downloading the software, you will need to agree to the University of Idaho’s antivirus agreement. To do this, log in to our support site using your MyUidaho username and password.

Step 2

Once logged in, click University Software in the menu on the left, and 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.

Step 3

To begin installation of the Sophos Antivirus Client on your Mac, verify that you meet the system requirements (Mac OS X 10.5+), and have downloaded the proper installation package (.dmg file) from the software page. Then double-click to begin.

 Double-click the icon titled “Sophos Anti-Virus.mpkg” – the installation process will begin. Select “Continue” to confirm you would like to install the program and then select “Continue” again to begin the installation wizard.

Step 4

Next, the installation wizard will provide you with important information pertinent to installation. Please read the information carefully and continue.
Then read and agree to the terms of use and license agreement.

Step 5

If the installation location is correct, you may proceed by selecting “Install” on the next screen. However, you may change the installation location by selecting “Change Install Location…” Highlight the drive and select “Continue. You will again need to confirm the location and select continue.

Step 6

You may be prompted to enter your computer password to begin the installation process; key in your password and select “OK” to continue.

Step 7

Once the installation begins, you will see several messages referring to what is being done to your system. A status bar near the middle of the messaging window will give you an idea of how fast the installation is running, and how much time is left. Once the installation has completed, you will receive a message stating, “The software was successfully installed”. Select “Close” to finish the installation.

 Sophos will now be installed on your computer and will being passively scanning your machine.