The IT Support Center recommends that you use some type of antivirus to protect your machine. There are two options for using or installing antivirus softwares—Windows Defender and Sophos.
Windows Defender is a built-in antivirus software offered on Windows 10 machines. If you have Windows 10, make sure Defender is turned on, as well as auto-updates.
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control is the virus protection software licensed by the university. It is available to all current faculty, staff, and students for personal use.
For personal use, use the appropriate link to download Sophos, and don’t forget to
keep Sophos updated.
Access to these downloads is restricted to IUP employees and students. You will be prompted for your username and password. Please use your network password.
Important! Enter your username as iupmsd\username (note the direction of the slash).
Sophos Endpoint Security and Control Full download for Windows 10, Windows 8.x, Windows 7
Note: Before installing Sophos, you must uninstall prior versions of antivirus software. If you have an earlier version of McAfee, the download will attempt to remove it prior to completing the installation. To install Sophos:
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac (zip file)
Note: Before installing Sophos, you must uninstall prior versions of anti-virus software. To install Sophos:
Starting with OS X Mavericks (10.9) some machines are set up with a security preference to not allow applications from outside of the apple store. This must be turned off to install Sophos on your machine. To turn off this feature and then install Sophos, please follow these steps.
Sophos only works well if you frequently update the files used to identify threats. It is configured to update automatically every two hours, as long as you have an Internet connection. Please note that if you are updating manually, you will not be able to update more than once per hour.
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