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Sophos Antivirus retiring on Oct. 28, 2021

UCLA will retire the Sophos Antivirus product for campus on 10/28/21. If you are utilizing Sophos on any personally-owned machines, you will need to uninstall and switch products before this date to avoid a disruption in your antivirus protection. 

What to Know

  • After 10/28/21, your computer will no longer update your current version of Sophos. This can leave your device vulnerable to viruses and malware.
  • This retirement will affect the population of personally owned devices across UCLA that may be running the campus-licensed version of Sophos. 
  • Upon its expiration on 10/28/21, UCLA will no longer provide a university-funded antivirus solution for personal devices.
  • Faculty and staff that are authorized to use a personal device for University business can request a license for the FireEye Endpoint Security (FES) platform through your local IT Support.

What to Do

Available Resources

  • Research freely available antivirus products to choose which one is right for you. 
  • Reach out to your local IT support for assistance with uninstalling Sophos or installing a new antivirus.
  • Contact IT Services with any questions at (310) 267-HELP (4357) or email

We appreciate your partnership and support in our ongoing efforts to secure our UCLA community and assets.