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Deploying Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac 9.2.x for personal use

November 27, 2014 1 comment

With the release of Sophos Anti-Virus 9.x, Sophos changed how their antivirus solution for Macs was installed. Where previous versions of Sophos used an installer package, Sophos has now switched to using an application to install their antivirus.

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This switch was a problem for Mac admins who wanted to deploy Sophos Home Edition 9.x for personal use, as there was not an available installer package to simplify the task of deployment. Sophos Home Edition 9.2.x added additional complexity by storing many of the installer’s files and other components outside the installer in a separate Sophos Installer Components directory.

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However, after doing some research and testing, it looks like it is possible to repackage Sophos Home Edition 9.2.x for personal deployment. For more details, see below the jump.

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