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Last update: 2022-06-28

Deal with application lockdown events

The application lockdown feature stops attacks that abuse legitimate features in commonly-used applications to perform an attack or launch malware.

When an application under lockdown does something prohibited, such as installing other software or changing system settings, these steps are taken:

  • Intercept X automatically closes the application.
  • The user is notified.
  • A Sophos Clean scan starts. This can identify other potential malware components.
  • A threat graph is generated.

What you should do

You should do as follows:

  • Use the threat graph to identify the file or activity that is the cause of the attack.
  • Confirm that no other action is required.
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