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How do I manually download IDEs (Virus Identify File)?

Sophos Anti-virus provided by VCU automatically updates its virus identities files every hour. If there is a need to manually update the virus identities IDEs one can follow the procedure below.

To Update IDEs manually:

  1. Visit the Sophos website.
  2. Download the zip file for the version of Sophos on your computer
  3. Save it on to your desktop
  4. Extract the zip to "C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus"
  5. Reboot your computer



This article was updated: 12/6/2017