Sophos Antivirus

Sophos Antivirus protects your computers from the latest viruses from email, CD, floppy disk, network shares, instant messaging, web download etc. Using patented InterCheck technology, Sophos's "on-access" scanner provides constant real-time protection with minimal system overhead.

UCLA has negotiated an agreement with Sophos to license Sophos AntiVirus products for UCLA staff, students, and faculty. The license agreement provides the right to install the software on:

  • UCLA-owned or -leased computer systems
  • Personally owned computers of current UCLA students, staff and faculty

NOTE: We recommend that you only have one antivirus program installed on your computer at a time. If you currently have another anti-virus program installed on your computer, and wish to use Sophos as your antivirus program, you should completely uninstall the other anti-virus program before attempting to install Sophos. Failing to do so may prevent Sophos from installing properly or cause conflicts in operation.

Supported Operating Systems

Please download the installation file onto your desktop for your specific operating system. Then follow the setup instructions listed below. Additional help documentation is available from the Sophos website.

Operating System

Setup Instructions

Help Documentation

Sophos Antivirus for Windows


User Guides

Sophos Antivirus for Mac OS


User Guides

Department IT Administrator Access

If you are a UCLA Department IT Administrator and would like access to the available Sophos products for your department, please the Sophos Antivirus for UCLA IT Administrators page.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are having difficulty installing or configuring Sophos, first visit our Sophos FAQ help articles.

You can contact us with any questions at (310) 267-HELP (4357) or email [email protected].