Installing Sophos Endpoint Security for Mac OS X

This document will explain how USC faculty, staff, and students can install Sophos Endpoint Security 9.6.2 (Mac) on computers running Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) and later operating systems. This software is intended for installation on all USC faculty, staff, and student computers running the Macintosh operating system.

NOTE: If you have previously installed any other antivirus software, you will need to remove it before installing Sophos Endpoint Security for Mac.

Downloading and Installing the Sophos Endpoint Security 9.6.7 (Mac)

  1. Download Sophos Endpoint Security 9.6.7 (Mac) from
  2. Exit all active applications.
  3. If you are faculty or staff, open the SophosInstallerUSC-FacStaff-9.6.7.pkg folder and locate the Sophos Installer file. If you are a student, open the SophosInstallerUSC-Student-9.6.7.pkg folder and locate the Sophos Installer file. Double-click this file to launch the installer.
  4. On the Install Sophos Anti-Virus – Introduction screen, click Continue.
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  6. On the Install Sophos Anti-Virus – License screen, read the license agreement and then click Continue. On the License Agreement dialog box, click Agree to continue.
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  8. Enter the administrator password for your computer to continue the installation process.
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  10. On the Install Sophos Anti-Virus – Summary screen, click Close to finish the installation process.
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  12. Restart your computer to complete the installation.

NOTE: The first scan you run using Sophos may take up to 30 minutes to complete. Later scans should complete in a much shorter span of time.

Getting Help

If you need any assistance with installing or using Sophos Endpoint Security, please contact the ITS Customer Support Center.