Set up automatic cleanup for scheduled 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 Set up and manage scheduled scans list, select the scan, and then click Edit.
  5. Beside Change scanning and cleanup settings, click Configure.
    The Scanning and cleanup settings dialog box is displayed.
  6. Click the Cleanup tab.
  7. Set the options as described in Automatic cleanup settings for on-access scanning.