Configure the scanning log

The scanning log for this computer is stored in the following locations.

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2:

C:\ProgramData\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\logs\SAV.txt

Other Windows platforms

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\logs\SAV.txt

  1. Click Home > Anti-virus and HIPS > View anti-virus and HIPS log > Configure log.
  2. In the Configure logging for this computer dialog box, set the options as described below.

    Logging level

    To stop anything being logged, click None. To log summary information, error messages and so on, click Normal. To log most information, including files scanned, major stages of a scan, and so on, click Verbose.

    Log archiving

    To enable the log file to be archived monthly, select Enable archiving. The archive files are stored in the same folder as the log file. Select the Number of archive files to store before the oldest one is deleted. Select Compress log to reduce the size of the log file.