Configure anti-virus desktop messaging

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 enable Sophos Anti-Virus to display desktop messages when a threat is found, do as follows. This applies only to on-access scanning.

  1. Click Home > Anti-virus and HIPS > Configure anti-virus and HIPS > Alerting > Messaging.
  2. In the Messaging dialog box, click the Desktop messaging tab. Set the options as described below.

    Enable desktop messaging

    Select this to enable Sophos Anti-Virus to display desktop messages when a threat is found.

    Messages to send

    Select the events for which you want Sophos Anti-Virus to display desktop messages.

    User-defined message

    In this text box, you can type a message that will be added to the end of the standard message.

    Note User-defined messages will not be displayed on Windows 8 and later.