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How do I configure an automatic scan for PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications)? [pdf]

Setting up a scan to run automatically:

Once you have created a scan, you can schedule it so it runs automatically at any interval you choose.  Once a Scan has been scheduled, it can no longer be run manually.  If you want to retain your manual scan, create a new one before proceeding with the following instructions.

Step 1 - Right click mouse on the blue shield located at the bottom right corner on the Windows Taskbar. Click on [Open Sophos Anti-virus] to open Sophos.
Step 2 - Select the scan you want to automate. Click [Start]  
 Step 3 - At the bottom of the next screen, click on [Schedule this scan]


Step 4 - Fill out the Schedule scan form:

  • Click on [Enable schedule]
  • Select the days the scan should run.
  • Highlight the time, then click the [Edit] button.
  • Enter the user name and password of an administrator account.
  • Click [OK]


Step 5 -  The next screen appears and says that the scheduled scan can no longer be run manually.


Step 6 - The Scan no longer has a [Start] option for manual scan.  You may still [Edit] if you choose to change the time.

This article was updated: 04/3/2017