The following software items are available for use by staff and/or students without additional cost, subject to the terms described in the following sections-

  1. PDF Exchange Pro
  2. Sophos Endpoint Antivirus
  3. Microsoft Imagine Service

1. PDF Exchange Pro (for staff only)

PDF Exchange Pro is a software product developed by Tracker Software Products for viewing, creating and editing PDF documents.  The supported platforms of PDF-XChange PRO include Windows 10/8.1/7 but Macintosh is not included.  A campus license on PDF-XChange PRO has been arranged through which University staff can use it on PCs directly owned or leased by departments within the University campus without additional charge (campus outside Hong Kong is not covered under the campus license).  They can also install this software on personal equipment used for work-related purpose.  

Staff can download this software from HKU Portal (type "pdf" in the search field > click the link "Download PDF-XChange").  For details, please refer to the page

2. Sophos Endpoint Antivirus

Staff who has acquired the Sophos Endpoint Antivirus license through their departments can download a copy of this software for installation.  For students, they are eligible to install a copy on a PC for work-related to University students.

All use of the software is governed by the Sophos end-user license agreement at

Staff and students can download Sophos Endpoint Antivirus through HKU Portal (type "sophos" in the search field > click the link "Download Sophos Anti-Virus").

3. Microsoft Imagine Service (for students only)

HKU students can register for using the Microsoft Imagine service to download and install the Microsoft software available under Imagine.  Student are required to use their email for registration and identity verification.  For details, please refer to

Pages Related To This Pages

User Guide for PDF Exchange Pro

User Guide on Installation of Sophos Endpoint Security and Control for Windows

User Guide on Installation of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac

Procedures to Activate Microsoft Imagine Service

Available To

  1. PDF Exchange Pro (staff only)
  2. Sophos Endpoint Antivirus (all University students and staff (with a departmental license on Sophos))
  3. Microsoft Imagine Service (students only)

Service Request and Support