If the Oxford Sophos Antivirus Installer fails to install Sophos for Windows it will display a red shield and the message Install Failed. There can be a number of reasons why the installation fails but the most common reason is that you already have another antivirus software product installed such as a product from Norton, Mc Afee, AVG and others.

If you already have up to date antivirus software installed and protecting your computer then you don't need to install Sophos as well.

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Protect all the computers in your home with the free Sophos Home.

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Posted: November 8th, 2010 Author: Israel Torres Sophos declares the following in their campaign for Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition: Malware myth: Macs can’t get viruses.

Sophos Labs have detected over 1,000 threats for Mac OS.

Note that problems with a departmental or college computer should generally be referred to your local IT Support staff.

If you are looking for information about the Flashback/Flashfake virus infection on Mac computers please see our Flashback page for removal tools and other information about protecting your machine and data.

The first step of making sure your i OS device is secure is to apply the most recent updates.

Sophos Mobile Security for i OS helps explain why you should upgrade and contains a collection of convenient security tools for i OS devices: Our malware removal tool for Windows scans your entire computer for any issues, and if anything is found, you’ll have a free 30-day license to remove the threat.

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition runs in the background and scans files for threats whenever your Mac opens them.