This article provides instructions for downloading and installing Sophos antivirus software on a Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 device

The following instructions were produced using Windows 7 and Internet Explorer. Some information may vary depending on your operating system version.

Download and Install

  1. Search within AppsAnywhere under Sophos.
     
  2. When prompted select a location to download the file and click 'Save'
     
  3. When the download has finished open the file to run the installation program.

    If you are prompted with a security warning click 'Run'.

    security warning click run

  4. If User Account Control is turned on, you will receive an alert asking whether you would like an unknown publisher to make changes to your computer.  Choose 'Yes'.



    If User Account Control is turned off, skip this step.
     
  5. Click 'OK' to run the installation program when prompted.

    install prompt

     
  6. A command prompt and other windows will pop-up during the automated installation of Sophos.

    automatic install
     
  7. Once the installation has finished, press any key to continue.
     
  8. Sophos will update, which may take around 10 minutes. You may wish to delete the C:/sav10 folder from your C drive after the update has finished.
    install complete
     
  9. Sophos has successfully installed and the Sophos shield will show in the system tray.

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