Sophos Install

How to Install Sophos Antovirus?

To know the Sophos Install antivirus software on your computer, follow the guided instructions given below.

  • Before you begin to download the Sophos software, make sure that no other antivirus software is not installed on your system.
  • Now, navigate to the official site of the Sophos application.
  • Click the Download button. Now the Sophos download process begins. Wait for it to complete.
  • You can view the download progress by clicking the Show All button or going into the Downloads folder of the browser.
  • Once the Sophos software file is downloaded, open it and begin the Sophos Installation process.
  • As soon as you double-click the downloaded .exe file, the User Account Control dialog box will appear on the screen and click the Yes button in it.
  • Now the Sophos software installation process begins.
  • Click the Install button. Wait for the extractor to complete the Sophos software installation process.
  • If the installation process is done successfully, then the Installation is Complete message will appear on the Sophos Home installer screen.
  • Click Finish to close the Sophos Home installer wizard.
  • If you face any issue during the Sophos software installation process, then contact our technical experts team by clicking the Call button available on this screen.
Sophos Install

Sophos Home Scheduled Scan

The Sophos Home application does not have the Schedule Scan feature.

Sophos Intercept x Offline Installer

To download the Sophos Intercept X offline installer, follow the instructions given below.

  • Sign in to the official site of the Sophos Central Admin page and click the Product Devices tab.
  • Now you can find a list of Endpoint Protection download options at the right-hand side of the screen.
  • Click the Download Complete Windows Installer, Download only Endpoint Advanced, or Download only intercept X option based on your license.
  • Select the Choose Components option.
  • Now a list of the components will appear on the screen. Select the components from the list and click the Download button.
  • Wait for a few minutes for the selected components to download.
  • Once the download process completes, open the SophosInstall.exe file and perform the Sophos install process by following the on-screen instructions.

Sophos Private Internet Access

To set up the Private Internet access in the Sophos application, follow the instructions given below.

  • First, create users by performing the instructions given below.
  • Open the Sophos antivirus software on your system.
  • Click Definitions & Users --> Authentication Services --> Global Settings --> Automatic User Creation --> Create users automatically.
  • Now, choose the Client Authentication option from the Automatic User Creation for Facilities section.
  • Once you change the settings, cross-check it and click the Apply button.
  • Now, enter the new authentication details in the New Authentication Server field and click the Save button.
  • You can find the New Authentication Server field under the Servers tab.

How to Unblock Sophos Web Protection

To disable or unblock the Web Protection option in the Sophos application, follow the guided Sophos Install instructions given below.

  • Launch the Sophos application on your system to begin the Web Protection option disable process.
  • Locate & select the Configure anti-virus & HIPS option.
  • Navigate to the Web Protection option.
  • Choose the Off option from both drop-down menus and click the OK button.
  • After that, click the Configure tab followed by the Web Control option.
  • Check if the Web Control option is selected.
  • If yes, untick the checkbox beside the Web Control option to deselect it.
  • To save the changes, tap the OK button.
  • Now the Sophos application will suggest you to restart your computer.
  • Restart your computer and use it as before.
How to Unblock Sophos Web Protection

How to Update Sophos Antivirus

To know how to update the Sophos antivirus software on your Windows or Mac system, follow the guided instructions given below.

For Windows:

  • Before you begin the Sophos antivirus update process, make sure that you are logged into your system as an administrator.
  • You can find the Sophos antivirus icon at the bottom of the taskbar.
  • Right-click on the Sophos antivirus icon. Now the Context menu will appear on the screen.
  • Select the Update Now button from the Context menu.
  • Now the Sophos antivirus software update process begins.
  • The detailed information about the Sophos Install update process is displayed at the center of the screen.
  • Once the update is done, the Updating wizard will be closed.
  • To check if the Sophos antivirus software is updated successfully, launch it by double-clicking its icon available on the taskbar.

For Mac:

  • Locate the Sophos antivirus software icon on your Mac system.
  • Open the Context menu of the Sophos antivirus software by using the Command + Click combo or right-clicking on it.
  • Navigate to the Update Now option.
  • As soon as you click the Update Now option, a dialog box will appear on the screen, and you can find the detailed information about the product upgrade in it.
  • Once the Sophos antivirus software is updated to the latest version, close the update window, and open the software to check the latest features.

Sophos Home Password Reset

To reset your Sophos Home application, read and proceed with the guided instructions given below.

  • Navigate to the Sophos Home log in page.
  • You can find the Forgot password ? option on the Sign in page, click it.
  • Now you will be prompted to enter the email address that you provided during the registration process.
  • After entering the email address, click the Send Link button/
  • Now a password reset link will be sent to the registered email address.
  • Open the message, click the Reset Password link, and enter the new password in the given fields.
  • Click the Save Password button.
  • To check if the password is changed successfully, log in to your Sophos home application using the new credentials.

Port Forwarding Sophos Xg

You can use the DNAT template to create port forwarding on your Sophos XG, read the guided instructions given below and perform the same.

  • Open the Firewall window on your computer screen.
  • To insert a new network, click on the Add Firewall rule button.
  • Under the Add Firewall rule, you can find two options. They are the User/network rule and the Business application rule.
  • Choose the Business application rule.
  • Now the Application template window will appear on the screen.
  • Choose the DNAT option from the Sophos Install Application template drop-down menu.
  • Set the rules as per your need by filling the fields displayed on the dd Business application rule screen.
  • After filling the fields, click the Save button.