Sophos Endpoint Security - Antivirus software

As part of a contract between the University of Trier and the company Sophos, employees and students have the opportunity to use the anti-virus software Sophos Endpoint Security free of charge.


The installation files for the different operating systems (macOS and Windows) can be found under the following links. Please note that you must have a valid user ID.
Please also note that you will have to uninstall the software once you have finished your studies at the university. However, a free version is available on the Sophos website for further use.


Start the downloaded file by double-clicking it. The setup file will now automatically uninstall your current virus scanner and install Sophos Endpoint Security. This process may take some time, depending on the system, and you will not receive any feedback. Please be patient. A short message will appear after successful installation. In addition, there is now a shield icon with an S on it in the system tray at the bottom right of the clock. Further configuration is not necessary.

  1. Unzip the downloaded archive file and then double-click the installer.
  2. No further settings can be made in the installation dialog that now appears. Run it through completely and end the installation by choosing Close.
  3. Now open the Sophos Anti-Virus program and go to the settings menu.
  4.  In the new window, go to the AutoUpdate tab and unlock the lock icon at the bottom left. Then enter the update paths as shown in the screenshot and leave the username and password fields blank.

    Main location:
    Secondary location:

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