Anti-Virus software












Macs - Sophos Anti-Virus Enterprise v9.55





Mac Instructions

  • Supports macOS 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, and potentially 10.7 Lion, and 10.6 Snow Leopard.
  • Upon completion, Sophos Anti-Virus should be automatically configured for automatic updating and the real-time scanner pre-enabled to remove viruses when they are seen.
  • To manually update, click on the black shield on your clock bar and choose “Update Now.”
  • Problems with the installation? Try uninstalling the pre-existing version from your Mac with this Sophos Anti-Virus Remover for Mac OS.


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Windows - Sophos Endpoint Security and Control v10.3





Windows Instructions

  • Supports Windows 10, 8, 7, 2008R2, Vista (not Home Edition), 2008, XP
  • To download this software you will need to use your Williams College username and password to authenticate.
  • To watch the progress of the installation just right click on the blue shield near your system clock and choose “View updating status”
  • The installer is automated and requires no user intervention.
  • When the installation is complete the option to “Open Sophos Endpoint Security and Control” will be bold when you right click on the white shield containing a blue “S”

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Free alternatives       





Windows – Microsoft Security Essentials





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Please visit the OIT Virus Center for additional information.

Last updated on Monday 02/13/2016 18:36 ET