Configure on-access cleanup

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 on-access cleanup:
  1. Click Home > Anti-virus and HIPS > Configure anti-virus and HIPS > Configure > On-access scanning.
  2. Click the Cleanup tab.
  3. To automatically clean up infected items, under Viruses/spyware, select the Automatically clean up items that contain virus/spyware check box.
    Note If you turn on this option, cleaning up some viruses/spyware will trigger a full system scan, which tries to clean up all the viruses on your computer. This might take a long time.
  4. Under Viruses/spyware, select an action for Sophos Anti-Virus to take against infected items if you have disabled automatic cleanup, or if automatic cleanup fails:
    OptionDescription
    Deny access only Sophos Anti-Virus asks you what to do before continuing.

    This is the default setting.

    Delete

    Deny access and 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 viruses/spyware in quarantine.

  5. 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
    Deny access Sophos Anti-Virus asks you what to do before continuing.

    This is the default setting.

    Delete

    Deny access and move to

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

    Instead, use Quarantine Manager to clean your computer of suspicious files found by Sophos Anti-Virus. See Deal with viruses/spyware in quarantine.