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Sophos Endpoint Protection for Linux


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. 

Install Sophos:



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.

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