At the end of May 2013, ITS will no longer provide or support Sophos Anti-Virus on personally owned computers.
This means that faculty, staff, and students will have to remove Sophos and acquire their own anti-virus software to protect their computers. A list of alternative options, including free anti-virus products, is available at the Anti-Virus Software page. Technology Help Desk staff are available to assist with the transition away from Sophos.
This change is being made for a variety of technical reasons and to ease some of the troubles involved in updating Norse Keys, which could lead to a computer being vulnerable to viruses.
Sophos will remain on Luther owned workstations.
ITS has created the Sophos Removal Tool to simplify the process of removing Sophos from personally owned computers. We recommend that you use this tool first before proceeding to other steps.
The Sophos shield should no longer appear on the Taskbar near your clock. If it still remains, repeat the above steps or move to the Windows – Program and Features removal process below.
NOTE – Use these instructions only if the above options have failed. These instructions include editing the Registry. If you are uncertain, please contact the Technology Help Desk for assistance.
Sophos Anti-Virus for the Mac comes with a pre-existing removal tool. Follow the instructions below to remove Sophos from your personally owned computer.
The Sophos shield should no longer appear on the menu bar in the upper right near your clock. If it does, repeat the above steps or contact the Technology Help Desk for assistance.