This applies to all self-managed endpoints (servers and clients) on which the product 'Sophos Anti-Virus' from the IT store is installed.
From mid-2023, the current Sophos virus scanner will reach 'end of life' and will no longer be supported by ETH Zurich. From then on, no more Sopos updates will be delivered and affected end devices will no longer be adequately protected.
In order to continue to comply with the requirement of the BOT and IT guidelines (see link below) and to ensure basic protection on your own device, ETH Zurich recommends using the antivirus solution of the respective operating system.
Instructions for the removal of the Sophos Anti-Virus agent
Select and stop Sophos AutoUpdate Service.
Go toPrograms and Features and uninstall the Sophos components in the following order:
If the component is not listed, it may not be installed. Proceed with the next component.
A prompt to restart the computer will appear after uninstallingSophos Exploit Prevention.
Sophos Remote Management System
Sophos Network Threat Protection
Sophos Client Firewall
Sophos Diagnostic Utility
Sophos Exploit PreventionorSophos CryptoGuard(on a Server)