University of California, Riverside


Install Sophos Antivirus for Mac OS X

How do I download and install Sophos Antivirus for Mac OS X?

*Before installing this program, uninstall any existing anti-virus software*

*Off campus users will need to log in with their UCR NetID and password*

1. Download the Sophos Antivirus installer from
  • In Safari, if warned that “‘SophosAV70MacUCR.dmg’ contains an application” click Continue; Safari will then automatically run the installation program.
  • In Firefox or other browsers, please save the file and double-click to open the disk image, then double-click on Sophos Anti-Virus.mpkg to run the installer
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2. Click “Continue” through the prompts until the “Select a Destination” prompt step 1
3. Click on the hard drive and click “Continue” step 1
4. Click “Install” and enter the computer password when prompted.  
5. Click “Close” when the installation has completed.  
6. Click “Save” when prompted to save the changes to Sophos Anti-Virus, and enter the password when prompted.  

Manually Scanning with Sophos Anti-Virus

1. Click on the Sophos shield at the upper right corner of the screen . step 1
2. Click “Open Sophos Anti-Virus”.  
3. Make sure the green light icon next to the hard drive is lit (click on the green light icon to turn it on or off).  
4. Click the green arrow button to begin scanning: step 1

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computing & Communications
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-4741
Fax: (951) 827-4541