Clark University ITS provides access to Sophos Home, an antivirus (AV) software, for personally-owned computers. Sophos Home can be installed by students, staff or faculty on any personally-owned computer that is being used to connect to the campus network or other campus resources.
Sophos Home, like other AV software is designed to detect and remove viruses from computers. AV software can also protect against a wide variety of other threats, including keyloggers, browser hijackers, trojan horses, spyware, adware, ransomware, and others.
Clark University Community members can create a Sophos Home (Commercial Edition) account for free. This account will allow you to install and manage AV software on any personally-owned device (Windows or Mac) that you may use to access Clark resources.
Please note that Sophos Home should not be installed on ITS-managed devices.
Step 1: Receive your Unique Registration Link
Click here to visit request your Clark University’s Sophos registration. You must use your Clark email address to receive the registration link.
Step 2: Create your Sophos Home Account
Using the link emailed to your Clark email account, create a Sophos Home account. You can use your Clark email to create the account, or a personal email if you’d prefer.
If you already have a Sophos Home account, you can use the coupon code in the email to receive Clark University’s Premium features.
Step 3: Download and Install Sophos
(Before installing Sophos, you should uninstall any other AV software – including other versions of Sophos – that may be on your computer.)
Following the instructions in the Sophos Home portal, download and install the software on any device that you may use to access Clark resources.
Sophos provides extensive documentation, support and troubleshooting on their website. Click here to access their dedicated support site.