In the framework of a campus contract, the ZIM offers all members of the university, i.e. also students, the virus scanner 'Sophos Endpoint Security and Control' to download for private use. Sophos is already automatically available and configured for automatic updates on pre-installed PCs from ZIM.
Please note: Please note: The files linked below can be downloaded only within the university network!
For Windows 10 we offer an already pre-configured installation file ExtAutoUpdate.exe (size approx. 8 MB) for download. For this installation, access data are stored for automatic updates and make the update also possible without a VPN connection. This access is time-limited, so that you have to renew this installation in regular intervals. To that end, please observe the Sophos status report.
After the automatic Update has been set up, 'Sophos Endpoint Security and Control' is downloaded from the server of the ZIM (approx. 140 MB) and then installed. All further updates will then have only a small download volume.
You can also set up the virus scanner so that it is provided with current virus signatures and new program versions. To do so, you must be connected with the university through a VPN connection.
To that end, start 'Sophos Endpoint Security and Control' (administrator rights are required), select the program window 'Configure updates' and configure the 'Primary Path' to the update server (instead of 'sophos'):
- Für Windows-Betriebssysteme: 'https://sophos-sw.uni-passau.de/sophos/SAVSCFXP'
- For Mac OS X ab 10.4: 'https://sophos-sw.uni-passau.de/sophos/ESCOSX'
- For Linux: 'https://sophos-sw.uni-passau.de/sophos/savlinux'
- Leave username and password free