Sophos antivirus updating
reports that administrators were bombarded with emails and alerts about the non-existent problem, which has since been fixed.
The false positive left systems unable to update because the updating functionality itself was put under quarantine.
It's unclear if the antivirus solution left firms open to malware attacks or lessened the security of systems, but certainly would have caused problems for enterprises as the malware removal system is somewhat different to home users' systems.
You can only install SOPHOS on a computer owned by the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.
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 supports Sophos installations for both Windows and Mac machines. Current faculty, staff and students can utilize ITS-Managed Sophos antivirus by accepting the Sophos agreement from your Account Management page and then downloading Sophos from the software download page.
Personal machines can use Sophos Home for free, downloaded and updated straight from Sophos.
Authorized users will always be able to download the latest version of the SAV software onto the target system directly from Computing Services' highly available servers.ITS has set up tutorials on how to install Sophos antivirus, which you can find on our tutorial page.Just as other antivirus software needs to be removed before installing Sophos, the reverse is true.Sophos offers free versions of their anti-virus for Windows, OS X and Linux regardless of university affiliation.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.