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Sophos Central detects and cleans up viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware and adware, as well as other potentially unwanted applications. It continuously scans, notifies you of threats, and 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 regular updates. 

How to Obtain


Sophos Central 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

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

Installation instructions:

Uninstall instructions:

Sophos Central uninstall:

Legacy Sophos uninstall:


See Sophos Central in the Knowledge Base.