in the Windows system tray (usually bottom-right of the screen, near the clock) then Sophos is running properly. To view the shield on Windows 7 see the answer to the question Why can't I see the Sophos shield in the Windows system tray or OS X system status bar (near the clock)? Sophos for Mac OS X On OS X the shield appears in the system status bar (usually top-right of the screen) and is black rather than blue. The Sophos client updates automatically via the Internet - you don't have to update it yourself.
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