Sophos Antivirus Retiring on Oct. 28, 2021
UCLA will retire the Sophos Antivirus product for campus on 10/28/21. If you are utilizing Sophos on any personally-owned machines, you will need to uninstall and switch products before this date to avoid a disruption in your antivirus protection.
What to Know
- After 10/28/21, your computer will no longer update your current version of Sophos. This can leave your device vulnerable to viruses and malware.
- This retirement will affect the population of personally owned devices across UCLA that may be running the campus-licensed version of Sophos.
- Upon its expiration on 10/28/21, UCLA will no longer provide a university-funded antivirus solution for personal devices.
- Faculty and staff that are authorized to use a personal device for University business can request a license for the FireEye Endpoint Security (FES) platform through your local IT support team.
What to Do
- Uninstall your current version of Sophos using the following instructions:
- We recommend replacing Sophos on your personal device with any number of freely available antivirus products on the market, including:
- Research freely available antivirus products to choose which one is right for you.
- Reach out to your local IT support for assistance with uninstalling Sophos or installing a new antivirus.
- Contact IT Services with any questions at (310) 267-HELP (4357) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your partnership and support in our ongoing efforts to secure our UCLA community and assets.