Information Technology

Installing Anti-Virus Software

The UW has purchased a license for all current faculty, staff, and students to use Sophos Anti-Virus software on their UW computers and personal home computers.

Sophos Endpoint Security and Control is the University of Washington's new centrally licensed anti-virus/anti-malware software product. Sophos offers encryption, endpoint security, Web, email, and network access control solutions.

The Sophos product suite includes stand-alone and managed anti-virus clients for all current (and many older) versions of Windows and Mac OS, and most of the popular UNIX and Linux distributions.


- Sophos for Windows
- Sophos for Mac
- Sophos for UNIX/Linux

Downloading and installing Sophos anti-virus software for Windows or Macintosh:

1. Have your UW Net ID and password ready
2. Visit the University of Washington UWare site 

Need More Information...

- Visit the University of Washington Security Tools

- of Contact the IT Helpdesk