Configure anti-virus event logging

To enable Sophos Anti-Virus to add alerts to the Windows event log when a threat is found or an error occurs, do as follows. This applies to on-access, on-demand and right-click scanning.

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

    Enable event logging Select this to enable Sophos Anti-Virus to send messages to the Windows event log.

    Messages to send Select the events for which you want Sophos Anti-Virus to send messages. Scanning errors include instances when Sophos Anti-Virus is denied access to an item that it attempts to scan.

    Sophos Anti-Virus does not send messages for threats that are detected by web page scanning because the threats are not downloaded to your computer. Therefore, there is no need to take any action.