A preconfigured installation package for Sophos for linux is available for installation onto personal laptops and desktops running Linux, together with some notes on installing and configuring the program.
Limited additional support is available for Sophos on the Linux platform.
On Ubuntu systems refer to the Sophos knowledgebase article Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux: Installation on Ubuntu 64-bit fails with "python not found" for details including the command line to install the libraries and resolve the problem. The installer will take a few minutes to complete and will download components from Sophos as needed.
The installation of Sophos onto your computer is an automatic process. The GUI is disabled because a username and password are needed in order to configure the GUI.
to be redirected to the Licensed Software Downloads page. The next page will display all of the free software downloads available to you.
On this page, enter your my NMSU username in the Username box and your my NMSU password in the Password box, to confirm that you are an NMSU affiliate. Scroll down the list and click on Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows. When you open the file, a Security Warning will come up; it is ok to Run this file.
On many systems you can do this using an archive manager.
So long as the updating credentials are current, Sophos for Linux is preconfigured to automatically download and install updates to keep your defences against viruses, trojans and worms as up-to-date as possible.The word done that is shown on the right of this line in green shows that the GUI daemon was started successfully.