Configure cleanup for a custom scan

Important If a management console is used to administer Sophos Endpoint Security and Control on this computer, it may override any changes you make here.
To configure cleanup for a custom scan:
  1. In the Available scans list, select the scan you want to edit, and then click Edit.
  2. Click Configure this scan.
  3. Click the Cleanup tab.
  4. To automatically clean up infected files, under Viruses/spyware, select the Automatically clean up files that contain virus/spyware check box.
  5. Select an action for Sophos Anti-Virus to take against infected items if you have not enabled automatic cleanup, or if automatic cleanup fails:
    OptionDescription
    Log only Sophos Anti-Virus takes no action other than recording the infected items in the log for the custom scan. See View the scanning log.

    This is the default setting.

    Delete

    Move to

    Use these settings only if advised to by Sophos technical support.

    Otherwise, use Quarantine Manager to clean your computer of viruses/spyware found by Sophos Anti-Virus. See Deal with adware and PUAs in quarantine.

  6. Under Suspicious files, select an action for Sophos Anti-Virus to take when it finds files containing code that is commonly used in malware:
    OptionDescription
    Log only Sophos Anti-Virus takes no action other than recording the infected items in the scanning log.

    This is the default setting.

    Delete

    Move to

    Use these settings only if advised to by Sophos technical support.

    Otherwise, use Quarantine Manager to clean your computer of viruses/spyware found by Sophos Anti-Virus. See Get cleanup information.

  7. To remove all known components of adware and Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs) from the computer for all users, under Adware and PUAs, select the Automatically clean up adware and PUAs check box.
    Cleanup does not repair any changes the adware or PUA has already made.