Antivirus - Sophos

The use of an Antivirus tool is an important part of safeguarding the SJSU Campus Community’s computers and data. That’s why we include Sophos Antivirus on all State owned machines.

If your State owned desktop or laptop does not have Sophos installed, please open a Help Ticket.

In addition, Sophos Antivirus Home is available for free for personal devices for Faculty, Staff, and Students. Sophos is compatible with Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android.

Limited compatibility is available for Linux machines.

Get Sophos Home Premium Antivirus

San Jose State University is proud to announce a partnership with Sophos to bring all SJSU Students, Faculty, and Staff the premium version of Sophos Home Antivirus Software at no cost.

To sign up and download your copy, you only need to enter in your SJSU email address:


Personal computers are a valuable target for cybercriminals. Sophos Home  Premium takes the worry out of security with advanced protection from new malware, ransomware attacks, and more.

  • Real-time antivirus
  • Advanced web protection
  • AI threat detection
  • Ransomware protection
  • Banking protection
  • Privacy + identity protection
  • Malware scan and clean
  • Remote management
  • Scheduled scans
  • Automatic updates
  • Protect up to 10 computers


For support with Antivirus, open a help ticket.