Install Sophos Antivirus on macOS


Sophos Antivirus is the University provided antivirus and required to be installed on all computers in order to connect to the University network. Please make sure to uninstall any current antivirus that you may have running on your computer to prevent installation issues and system performance problems prior to installing Sophos Antivirus. 


  1. Navigate to the Software Download page and login with your netID and password

    login to software download

  2. Once logged in, click on Sophos Antivirus for Mac OS X.

    choose sophos for mac

  3. Click on the Download button to start downloading.
  4. Once it's downloaded, click on the Install Sophos.pkg download.
  5. Click Continue and proceed through the installation wizard
  6. Click Install.


  7. Enter the password for your computer. Click Install Software

    enter password and hit install

  8. The software will begin to install. 
  9. When the software is finished installing, click Close. 
  10. NOTE: On Mac OS 10.13 - 10.14, you may see a message that a System Extension is blocked. Click on Open Security Preferences.

    system extension blocked

  11. Click Allow

    click allow

  12. Sophos Antivirus is now installed and loaded and will automatically update and protect your Mac


See Also

urwin - Faculty/Staff/Students

Wired/Ethernet Network

University of Richmond Software Download

Antivirus and Endpoint Detection


Article ID: 88362
Thu 10/3/19 8:59 AM
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