Temporarily disable on-access scanning

If you are a member of the SophosAdministrator group, you may need to temporarily disable on-access scanning for maintenance or troubleshooting, and then re-enable it. You can disable on-access protection and still run on-demand scans on your computer.

Sophos Endpoint Security and Control retains the settings you make here, even after you restart your computer. If you disable on-access scanning, your computer is unprotected until you re-enable it.

  1. On the Configure menu, click On-demand extensions and exclusions.
  2. Clear the Enable on-access scanning for this computer check box.