SOPHOS for Windows systems
For other systems
The Center for Computing and Communication provides the SOPHOS virus scanner (Sophos Endpoint and Security Control) for free. The virus scanner can be used by all institutes and facilities of the RWTH and FH Aachen. Also employees and students can use the scanner for free.
Hints about the installation of the EM Library, Enterprise Console and Sophos Anti-Virus AutoUpdate can be found later on this page.
On systems without a network connection, the Center for Computing and Communication provides the possibility to download the latest IDE files. The IDE files must be copied to the following path:
After a restart of the system, SOPHOS will use the new IDE files to detect viruses.
What is the Sophos Enterprise Console?
The Sophos Enterprise Console is a collection of tools for a centralized and automated administration of installed SOPHOS clients. The tools make ist possible to install updates and administrate SOPHOS clients in large networks. Updates will be installed automatically.
To get the latest IDE files the Sophos Enterprise Console or the AntiVirus AutoUpdate can be used.
The Enterprise Console should be used in large institute networks. The use of the Enterprise Console reduces the traffic on the institutes uplink, because the the Sophos Update Manager (SUM) component downloads the IDE files and the local clients get the files from the locale Enterprose Console.
The SOPHOS AntiVirus AutoUpdate should be used if only a few systems have to get the latest IDE files. The Center for Computing and Communication provides a central Enterprise Consoley which can be used by the client to get the IDE files. The following table shows the paths for the AutoUpdate
In some cases it might be required to do an Offline-Scan of an infected System to successfully remove malicious software. Sophos provides a tool for Windows to easily create a bootable Disc. unfortunately this tool is provided on-demand only by sophos support. Please contact us, if you are in need of this tool. Additional information can be found here.
A guide to create a bootable media on linux can be found here.
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