Installing Sophos Anti-Virus on Mac OS 10.4-10.9 for Employees Off campus
In the dialog box that appears, choose the bullet in front of Save File. Click on the download link for your respective Operating System (Windows). It will take a while to download the zip file.
For Off Campus Use
Removal of old Sophos (if necessary)
NOTE: If you already have Sophos on your computer go through the removal steps otherwise go to the section Downloading and Installing Sophos
- At Finder click on your hard drive icon.
- Open the folder Library.
- Open the folder Sophos Anti-virus.
- Launch the Remove Sophos Anti-virus.
- Once Sophos is removed from the computer you can install the new version of Sophos.
Downloading and Installing Sophos
- Launch your web browser (Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari).
- Go to the Sophos Installer page (by clicking this link).
- In the dialog box that appears, choose the bullet in front of Save File. Click OK.
- After downloading the zip file, double-click the file to unpack the file folder.
- Close all other applications.
- Open the folder ESCOSX file folder on the desktop.
- Double-click on the file Sophos Anti-Virus.mpkg.
a. If the installer launches an Authenticate window, enter your username and password. This will be the username and password you use to log onto the computer when it boots up. After typing them in click OK.
- Click Continue in window This package contains a program that …
- The Welcome to the Sophos Anti-Virus Installer screen appears. Click Continue.
- The Important Information screen appears. Click Continue.
- The Select a Destination screen appears. Select your computer’s hard drive. Click Continue.
- The Standard Install screen appears. Click Install.
- If the installer launches an Authenticate window, enter your username and password. This will be the username and password you use to log onto the computer.
- When the progress bar is complete, you will see a message indicating Install Succeeded. Click Close.
- Click on the Sophos Shield located by the Time & Date in the top right corner on the menu bar.
- Select Open Sophos Anti-virus Preferences.
- Click on the Lock button labeled Click lock to make changes in the lower left hand corner.
- An Authenticate window appears. Enter your username and password. This will be the username and password you use to log onto the computer when it boots up. After typing them in click OK.
- Click on the AutoUpdate tab (see figure below.)
- On the Update from primary location select Company web server.
- In the URL: field http://sophosupdate.hamilton.edu/cids/s000/escosx
- In the User name: field, using your network username in place of “userid,” enter Hamilton-d\userid if you are an employee. For example, if you were a employee named Ulysses Grant, you would type hamilton-d\ugrant in the User name field.
- In the Password: field, enter your Hamilton Network Password. This is the password you use to access the ESS or SSS server.
- Place a check in the box labeled Check for updates on connection to network or internet.
- Quit System Preferences by selecting System Preferences (from the main menu bar), and then Quit System Preferences.
What to Expect When You’re Finished
- After your installation is complete, Sophos will scan for viruses in the background and will automatically remove any that are found.
- Sophos will update every day automatically via the Internet. Remember that if your computer is not connecting to the Internet Sophos Anti-Virus will not be able to receive up dates, and your virus-protection will be ineffective.
- We recommend that you repair disk permissions on your computer after the installation is finished, as outlined below.
Repairing Disk Permissions
- In your hard drive, open your Applications folder and then open the Utilities folder.
- Open Disk Utility.
- Click on the name of your hard drive in the left section of the window. Under the First Aid tab, click on Repair Disk Permissions.
- You’ll see a progress bar near the bottom of the window showing the status of the repair. You’ll also see text appear in the blank section of the window as permissions are repaired. Be patient as this process can take several minutes.
- When finished, you’ll be notified that the Permissions repair is complete.
- Quit Disk Utility.
Last updated: June 3, 2016