There are also other free Sophos tools like home UTM firewall, mobile security (AV, anti-theft, multi-factor, device auditing, web/call/text filtering and app lock), Mobile encrypted storage, Virus removal tool and others.Other anti-virus options can be found at AV-comparatives. This ensures that your computer is named appropriately and it will get the appropriate policies applied for your prefix group.It is a free download that can be found at this Microsoft link MSE.Part of the licensing agreement requires that the Uof R have reasonable controls in place to ensure that only authorized people use this product.ITS provides step-by-step tutorials on how to uninstall Sophos on Windows and Mac OS X machines.Sophos offers free versions of their anti-virus for Windows, OS X and Linux regardless of university affiliation.
A "mouse over" shows "sophos protection update has failed".
It is assumed that Sophos will continue to run on Windows systems prior to XP SP3 but this has not been tested.
For those systems that do not meet the licensing requirements we suggest using Microsoft Security Essentials.
Just as other antivirus software needs to be removed before installing Sophos, the reverse is true.
Once you have left the university, be sure to take the steps of uninstalling Sophos so you can install an antivirus program of your choice without issues.