Software :: Sophos Anti-Virus


Sophos Anti-Virus is freely available for everyone associated with the University to use on campus and on their personal devices. Up-to-date virus protection is a pre-requisite for network and Internet access on campus. 

UPDATE: While we are in the process of switching all HSU-owned systems from Sophos Anti-Virus to Microsoft's System Center Endpoint Protection, the free license to use Sophos Anti-Virus on personal devices remains valid until April 2014, so there's no need to make changes to the virus protection on your personal devices at this time.

Who's it for?

System Configuration

Sophos Anti-Virus runs on Windows and Macintosh computers. You'll need one of the following operating systems to install it:

  • Windows 2000 Pro SP3+, XP Home/Pro, Vista, 7
  • Mac OS X (10.4/10.5/10.6)

Additional Information

You must have Sophos or another HSU-approved antivirus program installed in order to connect to the HSU wireless and ResNet networks.

ITS does not provide support for Sophos Anti-Virus. Please contact the vendor for assistance with the software.

Accessing This Service

For University-owned computers, ITS personnel will ensure that protection is installed, configured, and kept updated.

For personal computers, you can download and install the software yourself. You'll need your HSU User Name and Password to access the download.

Using This Service

For users of University-owned equipment, your antivirus protection is kept up-to-date and properly configured by ITS.

If you are running Sophos Anti-Virus on your personal computer, you should make sure the software is configured to download updates automatically and download a new version when you're reminded to do so by University Notices and/or emails from the ITS office.


For University-owned computers, ITS will ensure that protection is installed, configured, and kept updated.

For personal computers, the software can be downloaded from the HSU network.


Please refer to the Law & Policy section of the ITS website at for information about policies relevant to software usage.