– You may use an Anti-Virus of your choice, or download one of the two free solutions that work with our network registration system: Microsoft Security Essentials (Microsoft Windows) | Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition (Mac OS)


SUNY Oneonta will no longer be offering Sophos Antivirus for home use.  

  • SUNY Oneonta faculty and staff currently using Sophos Antivirus at home will be able to continue to download Sophos virus definition updates until June 9, 2015
  • Faculty and staff using Sophos Antivirus for home use are encouraged to uninstall Sophos and install a new antivirus solution as soon as possible. 

*It is very important to uninstall Sophos before installing another antivirus solution.

There are several quality, free alternative antivirus solutions including: Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows 7), Microsoft Windows Defender (Windows 8), and Sophos Antivirus for Mac Home Edition (OS X), among others.  Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may also provide a free solutions that you can use.     

For assistance uninstalling Sophos or installing another antivirus solution, please call the SUNY Oneonta IT Service Desk at 436-4567.