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Install Sophos Anti-Virus

Last Updated: 04/14/2016
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OIT supports Sophos antivirus software for university owned computers.

Note: If your computer is managed by Dedicated Desktop Support, you should not download Sophos. Your technician will install antivirus software for you, and it is not recommended to have more than one type of antivirus software installed at one time. 


If you are using Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) you need to temporarily adjust settings in order to install Sophos or you will recieve an error message. In order to bypass this error message:

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Click Security and Privacy
  3. Click the lock to make changes and enter your username and password.
  4. Within the General section select Anywhere.

Once you have installed Sophos, be sure to readjust this setting to be Mac App Store and identified developers.

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
  • MAC


  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your CU Login Name and IdentiKey password.
  3. Your download will begin.

Step 1

Download and then double-click the file Sophos Anti-Virus.mpkg to run the installer.

Step 2

Click Continue.

Step 3

Click Continue.

Step 4

Click Continue.

Step 5

Click Agree.

Step 6

Enter your Name and Password and then click Install Software.

Step 7

The software will automatically begin to download. Once it is finished downloading, click Close.

*Note: Updates to the CU-Boulder provided Sophos software require an on campus connection to install. Off campus users can connect to the campus network by using the campus VPN service.

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