|Configuring policies / Anti-virus and HIPS policy|
By default, Sophos Endpoint Security and Control scans file types that are vulnerable to viruses. The file types that are scanned by default not only differ between operating systems, but also change as the product is updated.
To see a list of the file types that are scanned by default, go to a computer with the relevant operating system, open Sophos Endpoint Security and Control or Sophos Anti-Virus, and then look for the extensions configuration page.
You can also choose to scan additional file types or exempt some file types from scanning.
To see a list of the file types scanned by default on a Windows computer:
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X scans all file extensions during on-access scanning. To change the settings for scheduled scanning, see Specify file extensions for on-demand and scheduled scanning.