How do I install Sophos antivirus with Software Center?

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



ITS offers Sophos Cloud endpoint antivirus for UI-owned machines to help protect them from viruses and malware. If your device is managed by ITS through Config Manager, this guide will help you install Sophos Cloud on the device through Software Center. If your device is not managed by ITS or does not have Software Center installed, please see How do I install Sophos Cloud antivirus for Windows?

Sophos offers a free home edition of their antivirus software that you can use on your personal computers. The free edition can be downloaded from


Step 1:

Open Software Center. One method for Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 is to click the Windows Start button, type "Software Center" in the search box, and click the Software Center app to launch it.

Screenshot of Windows start menu with Software Center highlighted

If you do not see Software Center in the search results then your device might not be managed by Config Manager. Please refer to How do I install Sophos Cloud antivirus for Windows? or submit a support ticket for assistance.


Step 2:

A list of available software to install is displayed. Look for Sophos Cloud Endpoint Agent (the blue shield with the white S) and click it.

Screenshot of Software Center apps


Step 3:

Click "Install" to install Sophos Cloud.

Install Sophos Endpoint

Sophos begins installation. The install process may take several minutes.

Install in progress


Step 4:

You will need to restart to complete the installation process. Save any open work and click "Restart" to restart the device.

Restart to complete install


You may also receive a pop up asking you to restart. Click the "Restart now" radio button and click OK to restart, or click the Snooze radio button to delay if an immediate restart is not convenient.

Confirm restart desired

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