Sophos Installation

Sophos 10.3 for Windows can be downloaded from here.

Remove any previous installations of Sophos or any other anti virus programmes, reboot the system.

Log into the system with administrative privileges.

  1. Execute the Sophos installer downloaded from the Physics web site, Click install
  2. Click next to continue installation
  3. Accept the license agreement, Click next
  4. Click next to accept the default installation location
  5. Overwrite Sophos in the Address field with
  6. Fill in the Username and Password fields (physics\<username>) click next
  7. Uncheck remove third-party security software, click next
  8. Click next on the ready to install... window
  9. Sophos will now install, once complete click finish.

Sophos for Mac v9.2.4 for OS X 10.6+ can also be downloaded from here.

If you have the previous versions installed, uninstall it first by running the uninstall package at /Library/Application Support/Sophos Anti-Virus/Remove Sophos Anti-Virus.pkg

To install Sophos open the package and click continue several times and agree to the license, the configuration instructions are below:-

  1. Click on the Sophos Shield top right hand corner of the screen
  2. Click 'Open Preferences...'
  3. Click on the lock to make changes and enter your admin account details
  4. Click AutoUpdate
  5. Select Change Update From to 'Company Web Server'
  6. Enter Address:
  7. Enter your physics account details in the Username and Password fields (physics\<username>)

Please report any problems with installing Sophos on home systems to

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