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Starting July of 2021, IS&T has migrated to a new version of Sophos called Sophos Central. MIT users have until the summer of 2022 before the old version will stop receiving updates. This page references the legacy version of Sophos. You can see documentation for the new Sophos Central here and download the newest version of Sophos here.

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Sophos Anti-Virus detects and cleans up viruses, Trojans, worms, and spyware, as well as adware and other potentially unwanted applications. It provides virus definitions and software updates regularly when you are connected to the Internet. The computer does not need to be on the MIT network to receive these updates.

Key Features

  • Continuously scans and notifies you of threats.
  • Cleans up threats.
  • Protects your data by disallowing harmful software to be downloaded.
  • Updates regularly, no need to be on campus.

How to Obtain

If you have other virus protection software installed, IS&T recommends that you remove it.

To download Sophos, visit the IS&T Sophos page.

Troubleshooting and FAQ's

See Also

Have Questions or Still Need Help?

Additional escalation information for Help Staff can be found here:
  • [hd:Sophos Recon]

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Documentation and information provided by IS&T staff members

Last Modified:

June 21, 2021

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