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Employees, students may install Sophos anti-virus on personal computers and devices

Starting Aug. 20, employees and students can install WVU’s new anti-virus software, Sophos, on personally owned computers and devices. Free download instructions are at All you need is your WVU email.

Sophos is replacing Kaspersky under a new three-year licensing agreement. If you have previously installed Kaspersky on your personal devices, Information Technology Services recommends you switch to Sophos before August 2019. Kaspersky will continue to be updated and will effectively protect your devices until then. After August 2019, however, you must pay to receive updates from Kaspersky.

ITS is deploying Sophos to machines on all WVU campuses in close coordination with college and division IT directors. Employees should NOT independently remove their current anti-virus protection or install Sophos on WVU machines. Local IT managers will coordinate the change.

Please direct any questions to or 304-293-4444.