Support & Installation Information:
MAC USERS: You should uninstall your current virus protection before installing Sophos.
WINDOWS USERS: The Sophos installer is designed to remove the university's version of McAfee from your computer as part of its install process, but it will not remove other anti virus programs.
If you are running a non-university anti-virus program, including home versions of McAfee like McAfee Internet Security, you will need to manually remove that software before trying to install Sophos.
ALL USERS: When the installation process finishes, Sophos will perform a full update of its virus definitions and all related files. On a slow Internet connection, this update could take 15 minutes or more. Your computer will still be usable during the update, but Sophos will not report that it is done installing until the update finishes.
The Sophos installer does not require a reboot, but it is recommended that you restart your computer at some point after the installation to allow the installer to clean up after itself.
Sophos will block access to web content (ads, popups, etc.) that it identifies as containing malware, viruses, or other malicious code. In some cases, it may prevent you from accessing an entire web site, if that site poses a risk.