Sophos is Ryerson’s new antivirus software. Here are the instructions to install and manage Sophos on your computer.
If you currently have antivirus software installed on your computer, as part of the installation you should uninstall this.
Complete the following steps to install Sophos:
Step 1. Check Supported Linux Kernels for Sophos and Minimum System Requirements
Step 2. Back Up Your Files
Step 3. Uninstall Current Anti-Virus Software
Step 4. Download and Install Sophos
Step 5. Manage Sophos Using the Linux GUI (Default username: admin password: S0fO5)
Frequently Asked Questions
- Distributions supported for on-access and on-demand scanning:
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (up to SP2)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 - ES/AS
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 - Server, Advanced Platform Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 - ES/AS,Server
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9/10 (up to SP3)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (up to SP3)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
TurboLinux 10*/11 Server
Ubuntu LTS Server Edition 8.04 / 10.04 / 12.04
- Distributions supported for on-demand scanning only:
Linux on Itanium
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 - ES/AS
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 - Server,Advanced Platform Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 - Server
SUSE Linux Professional 9.1/9.2/9.3/10/10.1*
Other Red Hat, SuSE, Novell and TurboLinux distributions using glibc 2.2 on Intel*
Ubuntu LTS Server Edition 8.04
For more distributions supported with on-demand scanning only, see the Linux system requirements for Sophos Anti-Virus for UNIX, NetWare and OpenVMS.
- Disk space
Minimum 100 MB
- Recommended 512 MB
* 32-bit only. All others both 32-bit and 64-bit AMD
This is a precautionary task to ensure your important data is backed up. CCS does not standardize on a method for backing up your files. Use removable media such as USB keys and drives; however do not to use this method for confidential data as these can be easily lost or stolen.
If you are running antivirus software, you will need to get the uninstall docs from your antivirus vendor and uninstall this before installing Sophos.
- From the CCS website http://www.ryerson.ca/ccs/software/downloads/security find Sophos for Linux and download Sophos7.5-Linux-Final.tgz file
- At the Connect to ai-apps.ryerson.ca screen, type in your my.ryerson username
- Save the Sophos7.5-Linux-Final.tgz file in your home directory or a temporary directory for the install. It can be removed later as Sophos installs in /opt/sophos-av/
- To untar the compressed ulinux.tgz package, type tar –xvf Sophos7.5-Linux-Final.tgz
- Type cd sophos-av
- Type ./install.sh to run the install script in the Sophos-av directory (Note: You may have to run this as root)
- This will install the Sophos package in the /opt/sophos-av/ directory (Note: There is an uninstall.sh script that will be placed into the /opt/sophos-av/ directory if you want to remove Sophos)
- Sophos will begin installing
- Wait for the Sophos updates to complete and the messages Installation Completed and Successfully updated Sophos Anti-Virus (Note: If you get any errors please contact the CCS helpdesk at email@example.com)
- Reboot your computer.
Unlike the Windows and Macintosh installations, Linux does not have client software for accessing the local client install and configuration information. A web client has been built into the install package. For Ryerson users, CCS has set a default username and password. This means that with a web browser and the authentication information, a user can log into and control their Sophos client.
Logging In to Linux GUI
- Open your favorite web browser
- Type in the URL: http://localhost:8081
- At your first click you will be prompted for the Username and Password
- Type in the default username: admin and type in the default password: S0fO5