Note: Under a new university-wide contract, Sophos Intercept X Advanced is replacing McAfee endpoint protection at UMass Amherst. More information will follow.
For questions, contact the IT professional in your department as applicable, or IT User Services.
Sophos Intercept X provides anti-malware protections for Linux systems that allows you to find and remove viruses and other malware from your computer and email attachments.
The University provides Sophos Security at no cost to all members of the UMass Amherst community.
- For university-owned devices managed by IT, check with your IT support administrator.
- For university-owned devices that are not managed by IT, follow these instructions to download and install Sophos. Troubleshooting information can be found: https://community.sophos.com/kb/en-us/122420.
- Full disk encryption is a foundational security control required for computers that house university data. Encryption will need to be enabled on your computer at a later date.
- For personal devices, follow these instructions to access the Sophos home use portal at home.sophos.com/edu/umass.
Note: Running more than one anti-virus software on your computer can cause serious conflicts. Before installing Sophos Intercept X, make sure you do not have other anti-virus applications on your machine.
System Requirements: Refer to the "Managed by Sophos Central" section of this document.