Virus Protection for WVU Students, Faculty and Staff (Sophos)


WVU students, faculty and staff can download Sophos Home for free on the following devices:

  • Microsoft Windows desktop or laptop
  • Apple Mac desktop or laptop

Current students, faculty and staff can install this software on up to three personal computers. For WVU-owned computers, contact your local IT support.

How do I get Sophos for my personal computer?

  1. Visit and click Get Free Sophos.
  2. Enter your WVU email address and click Get Sophos Home. You will receive an email with instructions on how to create a Sophos account.
  3. Follow the instructions in the email to create a Sophos account.
  4. After receiving the confirmation email, click the Confirm email button to finish creating your account.
  5. Log into the Sophos Home website at with your Sophos account to download Sophos Home for your machine or email a link to install Sophos Home on another device.

Note: Your Sophos account and software will remain on your personal computer after leaving WVU. 

OS Compatibility

Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Full system requirements

Need help installing Sophos Home?

Visit Sophos Home Support at to view installation guides and other support articles.


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