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Installation of Sophos Anti-Virus (Version 9) for MAC OSX 10.9

1. Download and save the installation file

  • login HKU Portal
  • click "Campus Information Services"
  • click "Central IT Services"
  • click the link "Download Sophos Anti-Virus"
  • click the link "download SAV version 9.0 Installation file" to download and save the installation file.

If previous version (i.e. 8.X) of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac had installed, user must uninstall previous version by double-click the following file to uninstall it.

Please go to Macintosh HD > Library > Sophos Anti-Virus to remove the software.

Remove Sophos


  • for version 7 and 8 - "Remove Sophos Anti-Virus.pkg"
  • for version 9 - "Remove Sophos"

After remove the old version, please shut down and restart the Mac.

2. Double click the downloaded Sophos for mac installation file to decompress it. Then double click the "Sophos Installer" to start the installation.

sophos installer

3. Click "Continue" button and go through all the processes with default settings.

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4. When installation finished, the following screen will appear. Click "Close" button to close it. 

Installation was successful

5. Restart your MAC and user MUST follow the SAV Mac configuration procedure to set update and virus scan settings, ...