If you haven't already obtained Sophos you can download it via the following link: Please note: Before installing the Sophos software you must uninstall any other anti-virus software you may have installed on the machine (read the software manufacturer's instructions on how to do this).For comprehensive instructions on installing and configuring the Sophos software refer to the appropriate Sophos installation guide from the Sophos Documentation pages.Due to a new security mechanism that Apple has released with mac OS 10.13.called Secure Kernel Extension Loading (SKEL), all non-Apple kernel extensions must be manually added to a trusted list.Although currently relatively little malware targets OS X systems, it is in on the increase.Some malware can compromise the security of your system, and may capture information you use to connect to other systems such as over the Internet, so we do recommend that Mac users install anti-malware software such as Sophos as a precaution.Please check with your local IT Support Staff about antivirus protection for college and departmental systems as local arrangements often apply, and installing the version intended for personal systems may cause problems.This guide outlines the steps required to install the Sophos anti-virus software on Apple Mac computers.
Please see the FAQ for more details on how to check when your installation(s) of Sophos will stop updating.
The following is a brief outline of the first-time installation of Sophos on an Apple Mac.
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X version 9.6.4 now supports the latest mac OS 10.13 (High Sierra).
These credentials are valid for around 14 months and expire around the start of November each year.
Once they have expired, Sophos will no longer be updated, and your computer will be more vulnerable to new viruses and other malware etc.