How do I install Sophos Antivirus for Linux?


This article covers how to install Sophos antivirus for Linux.

Important! Sophos is only licensed for university owned machines. Do not install Sophos Antivirus on a personal device.


Step 1

You will need make and gcc installed on the system to successfully install Sophos. Install make and gcc using your package manager if not already installed.

Step 2

Contact your TSP or Local Support team and request the Sophos installer script. Once shared, download to the Linux computer.

Step 3

Open a terminal and run the downloaded installer script as root.

Running Sophos installer

Step 4

The installation progress begins and may take some time to complete. Once completed, you should receive a message stating Sophos installed successfully.

Sophos install complete

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