These are the release notes for Sophos Anti-Virus for macOS Preview.
You may find that you can't yet download and use the latest version on the list below. This is because Sophos releases the software over a number of days, but publishes the release notes on the first day.
Native support for Apple M1 chips
The threat detection engine is updated to 3.82.2.
The threat detection engine is 3.80.1
Resolved an issue with the status of on-access scanning in Sophos Enterprise Console.
Support for macOS 11 Big Sur.
The threat detection engine is 3.80.1
This release contains early access to a version of the endpoint software that supports macOS 11 Big Sur.
The threat detection engine has been updated to 3.80.1.
The threat detection engine has been updated to 3.79.0
|MACEP-5389||Resolved an issue with tabs opening slowly in Google Chrome.|
|MACEP-4973||Resolved blank captive portal.|
|MACEP-4657||Improved device control support for large capacity removable storage devices to ensure that they are blocked after restart.|
This release contains performance improvements.
|MACEP-4493||Resolved an intermittent issue where web pages may fail to load.|
|MACEP-4600||Improved memory usage when Threat Case creation is enabled.|
|MACEP-4602||Resolved an issue with modified permissions on the man8 directory when using disk encryption.|
|MACEP-4606||Improved support for macOS 10.15 Catalina when using MDM profiles.|
The threat detection engine version is 3.77.1. For information about the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.
|MACEP-4414||Resolved an intermittent issue on macOS 10.14 Mojave where the Captive Network Assistant page could fail to load.|
|MACEP-4314||Resolved an issue in which Sophos Anti-Virus may incorrectly report successful updates as failures.|
The threat detection engine has been updated to 3.76.0. For information about the changes to the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.
|MACEP-3604||Resolved an issue on macOS 10.14 Mojave that prevented some customers from connecting to Wi-Fi networks that require a captive portal.|
The threat detection engine has been updated to 3.75.0. For information about the changes to the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.
|MACEP-3668||Resolved a rare kernel panic that can be caused when reading extended file attributes on APFS.|
This release contains compatibility improvements.
The threat detection engine has been updated to 3.74.0.
|MACEP-3454||Resolved an issue where some systems may hang on boot with certain USB-C devices.|
|MACEP-1054||Issues when Web Protection is used in conjunction with Apple Parental Controls on macOS El Capitan (10.11).
On macOS El Capitan (10.11), when Web Protection is active, sites that are correctly blocked by Apple Parental Controls display a blank page, rather than the expected Parental Control block page.
|The installer will download a full version of macOS when it performs its first auto-update.|
|DEF89762||The Scan now with Sophos Anti-Virus item in the Finder contextual menu may sometimes not be displayed correctly.|
|Issues with copying infected files to a quarantine folder.||If the immediate scanner moves or copies an infected file to a quarantine folder, the action is intercepted by the on-access scanner. This is because Spotlight indexes the quarantine folder when a file is quarantined there.
To work around this, in the Spotlight preferences, put the quarantine folder into the list of excluded folders.
|Certain configuration changes do not trigger alerts in Sophos Enterprise Console.||If you make any of the following configuration changes in the Sophos Anti-Virus updating preferences pages, they do not trigger a differs from policy alert in Sophos Enterprise Console:
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