Sophos on Mac - Installing


All devices can benefit from running an anti-virus program, Mac included. This process is here to teach you how to install Sophos for Mac to protect your device.


  • A Mac laptop or desktop


  1. Navigate to the Sophos installation page and click on the green 'Get Started' button on the right-hand side of the page.
  2. Enter your name and your email address on the following page, then hit "Submit".
  3. Click the blue "Download" button.
  4. Accept the agreement terms and download the program from the bottom of the page. 
  5. Find the installation package in your downloads folder, and double-click on it. 
  6. Your computer will unzip the files into a new folder within your downloads folder. Find the folder called "savosx_he_r" and open it.
  7. Double-click the .app file to begin the installation.
  8. Once the installation is finished, you should see a shield icon appear in your Finder toolbar. Now you have Sophos up and ready to help protect your computer at all times.

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.


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