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Downloading and Installing Sophos Anti-Virus 9

anti-virus software for mac os x



Students can download Sophos Home directly from Sophos.


Faculty and Staff

Pre-installation (faculty & staff only)

  1. Print this page (or save it as a PDF) for reference.
  2. Download Sophos Anti-Virus from the software download site to your Desktop (BC sign-in required). Do not open the file at this time.
  3. Disconnect your computer from the Internet — unplug the Ethernet cable and/or disconnect from the wireless network.
  4. Quit any open applications.

Note: You will need to remove any existing anti-virus software, such as Norton or McAfee, before installing the BC Sophos software. If you need assistance uninstalling your existing anti-virus software, please contact the Help Center at 617-552-HELP (4357) or or message us at live tech support chat (M-F 9am-5pm).

note: This software should take no more than 5 minutes to install.

Installing Sophos Anti-Virus (faculty & staff only)

  1. Double-click the BC_Sophos_9 installation file on your desktop.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install.
  3. When prompted, enter your Mac username and password.
  4. After the software is installed, restart your computer.

After installation (faculty & staff only)

  1. Reconnect your computer to the Internet.
  2. Drag the BC_Sophos_9 installation files to the Trash.
  3. In the menu bar, click the Sophos shield icon and select Update Now to immediately download and install the software's virus definitions.

NOTE: After the initial update, you do not need to take any special steps to make sure Sophos Anti-virus is up-to-date. Sophos Anti-virus for Mac OS X will update itself automatically.


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