Allow access to drives with infected boot sectors

Note 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. On the Configure menu, click On-demand extensions and exclusions.
  2. On the Scanning tab, select Allow access to drives with infected boot sectors check box.
Note 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.