Updating Anti-Virus Programs

Bradford Persistent Agent grants temporary internet access to allow updating of Sophos anti-virus software definition files.  Click the link to obtain the free download of Sophos for Mac or Windows, distributed to all students, staff, and faculty of Bates College for their personally owned computers.
This does not include Windows Updates.

(If you do not have an internet connection, contact Help Desk Services at helpdesk@bates.edu or 207.786.8222)

A. Sophos:

  1. Right Click on the Blue Shield icon for Sophos in the system tray
  2. Left Click on Update Now
  3. Updates will be downloaded from the Bates server and installed on the computer. A restart may be necessary to apply all updates.