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Sophos Anti-Virus detects and cleans up viruses, Trojans, worms, and spyware, as well as adware and other potentially unwanted applications. It provides virus definitions and software updates regularly when you are connected to the Internet. You do not need to be on campus to receive these updates.

How to Obtain


Sophos Anti-Virus is licensed for use by current MIT faculty, staff, students, and affiliates for use on MIT-owned computers.

  • Upon leaving MIT, faculty and staff members do not have the continued right to use this software and should delete it from their personally-owned machines.
  • This license does not cover use by Lincoln Lab or Whitehead.
  • Operating systems supported by Sophos.

Download (MIT certificate required)


Mac (version 9.10.2)



If you have other virus protection software installed, IS&T recommends that you remove it.

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