How do I install Sophos antivirus for Linux?

Overview

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.

Process

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

Download the Sophos installer script from https://downloads.uidaho.edu/Antivirus/SophosInstall.sh. You will be prompted to enter your U of I NetID.

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

Details

Article ID: 1801
Created
Wed 2/3/21 11:24 AM
Modified
Tue 5/25/21 10:09 AM