Allow access to drives with infected boot sectors

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.

By default, Sophos Anti-Virus prevents access to removable disks whose boot sectors are infected.

To allow access (for example, to copy files from a floppy disk infected with a boot sector virus):

  1. Click Home > Anti-virus and HIPS > Configure anti-virus and HIPS > Configure > On-access scanning.
  2. On the Scanning tab, select Allow access to drives with infected boot sectors check box.
Important As soon as you have finished accessing the disk, clear the check box, and then remove the disk from the computer so that it cannot try to re-infect the computer on restart.