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I am unable to install Sophos on my Windows 10 machine

  • Computers with Windows Defender enabled may detect the Sophos installer download as malware


  • Windows 10 computers are unable to install Sophos Antivirus Software


  • Disable Defenders Realtime Scanning by :
    Select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & Security.
    Select Windows Defender, then turn Real-time protection on or off.

Then try the download of Sophos again.

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July 05, 2017

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