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How do I set 'On Access Scanning'?

On-access scanning is your main method of protection against viruses and other threats to your PC.
Whenever you copy, move, or open a file, Sophos Anti-Virus scans the file and grants access to it
only if it does not pose a threat to your computer or has been authorized for use.

Using VCU Best Practices, follow the steps below to enable Sophos On-Access Scanning for PUAs.

Step 1 - Right click mouse on the blue shield located at the bottom right corner on the Windows Taskbar. Click on [Open Sophos Endpoint Security and Control] to open Sophos.


Step 2 - click on [Configure anti-virus and HIPS].

Step 3 - Click on Scanning tab make sure check is there for  [Enable On-access scanning for this computer].

Also place checks for the following:
"Check files on"

"Scan for"
Adware and PUAs
Suspicious files


Step 4 - Go to the [Exclusions] tab.
Click "Add" then select "All remote files" from the drop down list.

 Step 5 - Click on the [Cleanup] tab.
Also place checks for the following for "Viruses/spyware" and "Suspicious files":
Check Automatically clean up items that contain virus/spyware
Check "Deny access only"

Check "Deny access only"

 Step 6 - Click [OK].


This article was updated: 07/9/2013