Well, since they no longer issue security updates for these programs, Windows 95, 98, ME, and NT can be unsafe to run.More information: Expanded instructions with pictures Since Microsoft does not support Windows versions prior to Windows 2000, VCU Technology Services also does not support these versions of Windows and does not provide a version of Sophos for these versions of Windows (Windows 95, 98, ME and NT).What does it mean that Microsoft doesn’t support these versions of Windows?Downloadable Software This script updates your IDEs and engine for Sophos Anti-Virus.The only things you need to change to configure the script are a few variables.There is no requirement for the general VCU community to upgrade to the new version of Sophos using the manual process. The most common reason this might happen is if you have another anti-virus program installed that you did not remove.For those who wish to wait, we plan to schedule an automatic upgrade through Sophos. First, look on your control panel to see if there's another anti-virus program, uninstall it, and try to install Sophos AV again.Once you configure these variables, run this job through cron every hour, and only once an hour.
* Before installing Sophos, please make sure that you do not have any other anti-virus programs already installed.
** If you are connecting from off campus or if you are on the UCI wireless network, please make sure that you are connected via the UCI VPN first before proceeding.
If you don't know how to tell how much memory your computer has, we've created a 1 page PDF to show you. Once a help ticket is generated, you may be asked to send this file to your technician.
The IT Support Center will work with you to resolve this issue so you can install Sophos.
Sophos anti-virus Features: Sophos requires a minimum of 256MB of RAM memory to run. If you didn't find another anti-virus program, do a search on your computer for the file "Sophos Anti-Virus competitor " If your computer finds this file, save a copy of it to your desktop.If you have a graphics card that shares RAM with your computer, you need more than 256MB to run Sophos. Reinstall your old anti-virus software (so your computer remains protected) and call the VCU IT Support Center at 804-828-2227.