Compatibility with versions of Sophos AV created prior to and post 4.9 is unknown at this time.
This document details frequently asked questions for the Sophos Antivirus software client.
It has both a CLI and (limited) web-GUI, an easy to use installer, it's FREE, and can be used for manual or automatic protection.
That's not to say the product is perfect, it isn't!
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A virus is a program designed to corrupt (and copy itself into) other programs and alter the way they work.
Configuring Sophos Endpoint Security clients to update with Deep Freeze Sophos Endpoint Security supports the use of a command line function that can be used to trigger antivirus updates when the workstations enter into maintenance mode.
To configure Deep Freeze to trigger Sophos definitions to update when maintenance mode starts follow the process below. Configure your Deep Freeze install package as per your normal requirements, including passwords and other settings that may be required.
Overview This document will detail the recommended practice for configuring a 3rd party antivirus solution to update properly when Deep Freeze is protecting a workstation. Sometimes a file that is downloaded is corrupt which then plays havoc with the install.Sophos antivirus uses a small set of data files that need to be updated periodically.Scheduled are used to configure the antivirus software to update in a timeframe where Deep Freeze will not be protecting the workstations. Click on the “Create” button on the toolbar and save the Workstation Install Program in a location that you will remember. Install the updated workstation install file on your workstations. This has the advantage of being one of the less difficult methods to configure but does require that the workstations have a period of time where they will not be used and can be configured to update automatically. Select Batch File in the Task Type drop down and click Add. Name the event “Sophos Antivirus” in the Name field. Select the frequency for the updates to occur in the Day drop down and set the start and end time for the event. The options “Allow User to Cancel Event”, “Shutdown after Maintenance”, and “Disable Keyboard and Mouse” can be enabled if desired.