This article provides instructions for downloading and installing Sophos antivirus software on a Mac OS X device.

The following instructions were produced using Mac OS X 10.12.4. Some information may vary depending on your operating system version.

Uninstall previous version

If you have an older version installed you may need to uninstall it first. Use the spotlight search to find Remove Sophos Endpoint. Click this to uninstall the currently installed version.

Download and install

  1. Click on the sophos download button at the bottom of this page.  Please note: If using 'Safari', right click on the download button at the bottom of this page, and use 'Download Linked File As'. 
  2. Select a location to download the file to and select 'Save'.
  3. Once the download has finished, double click the downloaded .dmg file to mount the image.
  4. Inside the mounted image (found under devices) you will need to double click the Sophos Installer file.
  5. Once the installer has opened click Continue.

  6. At the Agreement window, click Continue.


  7. Click Agree at the license window.

  8. When the installer prompts you for your administrator username and password, enter your administrator username and password and click OK.

  9. After a few moments, your should receive a message to say Install Succeeded, click Close to leave the installer window

  10. A Sophos icon should then appear in the system status bar, right click the icon and choose Update Now (you only have to do this once - Sophos will auto-update in future).


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