Set up automatic cleanup for on-access scanning

If you use role-based administration:

  • You must have the Policy setting - anti-virus and HIPS right to perform this task.
  • You cannot edit a policy if it is applied outside your active sub-estate.

For more information, see Managing roles and sub-estates.

By default, Sophos Endpoint Security and Control automatically cleans up computers as soon as a virus or other threat is found. You can change the settings for automatic cleanup as described below.

  1. Check which anti-virus and HIPS policy is used by the group(s) of computers you want to configure.
  2. In the Policies pane, double-click Anti-virus and HIPS.
  3. Double-click the policy you want to change.
    The Anti-Virus and HIPS Policy dialog box is displayed.
  4. In the On-access scanning panel, beside Enable on-access scanning, click Configure.
  5. In the On-access scan settings dialog box, click the Cleanup tab.
  6. Set the options as described in Automatic cleanup settings for on-access scanning.