Authorize adware and PUAs

If you use role-based administration:

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

If you have enabled Sophos Endpoint Security and Control to detect adware and other potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), it may prevent the use of an application that you require.

To authorize an adware or PUA application:

  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. Click Authorization.
    The Authorization Manager dialog box is displayed.
  5. On the Adware and PUAs tab, in the Known adware and PUAs list, select the application you want to authorize.
    If you cannot see the application that you want to authorize, you can add it to the list of known adware and PUAs yourself. For information on how to do this, see Pre-authorize adware and PUAs.
  6. Click Add.
The adware or PUA appears in the Authorized adware and PUAs list.