Sophos antivirus uses a small set of data files that need to be updated periodically.
These data files only contain information on guiding scanning logic and do not contain the full pattern database.
If you have no Windows Server, and can no longer use SUM, this leaves two more possibilities, first you could use the standalone SAV9 installer.
It is even possible to pre-configure the auto-update account details for this.
If things go wrong, please check the common problems listed below to see if they apply to you.The main pattern database, which includes protection against critical viruses, URI checks, malware, worms, Trojans, and spyware, is located on remote Sophos Extensible List servers maintained by Sophos.Note: The Sophos antivirus scanning feature is a separately licensed subscription service.(The application needs to be run as an application on each client Mac to do the actual installation.) This stupid design is like the equally stupid approach taken by Adobe and Flash.However at least with Adobe Flash you can find if you look hard enough a standard package file to install Flash.