Sophos Endpoint Security and Control is installed on University owned computers when set up by Information Services.
Sophos Home Edition is available for free to anyone and can be downloaded by visiting https://www.sophos.com/lp/sophos-home.aspx.
Students are strongly encouraged to install Sophos Home Edition if they do not have an up-to-date anti-virus program. Both Windows and Mac versions are available. See the Network Security Page for more information about computer viruses and other malware.
Running a Scan
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control has default settings that will scan your computer’s hard drive and commonly infected areas weekly. To manually run a scan:
- Right-click on the Sophos icon in the lower right corner of the screen and select Open Sophos Endpoint Security and Control from the pop-up menu.
- This will take you to the Sophos dashboard, click “Scan my computer” and a scan will start promptly.