If you wish to change any Sophos client settings you may do so.This section covers some common configuration changes including configuring and running manual scans.

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Once you have started the installation please be patient and wait for it to complete (this may take several minutes). To begin with you will see the following screen while the program is installed: If the installation has failed for any reason the shield will be red.

If this happens please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) web page for information on how to find out what the problem is.

These instructions are primarily for people who want to install the Sophos software onto their personal laptop and/or desktop.

Please check with your local IT Support Staff about antivirus protection for college and departmental systems as local arrangements often apply, and installing the version intended for personal systems may cause problems.

Sophos Endpoint Security and Control for Windows (also known as Sophos Anti-Virus) is a security application that provides a number of features for computer systems running Microsoft Windows, in particular protection against malware such as viruses.

Members of Oxford University may download and install the Sophos software on their own desktops and laptops.

To change the settings select So long as the shield is blue and white as shown then Sophos should be working correctly.

However you still need to update it as described below to protect against malware discovered since the installation package was built.

On Windows 7 systems you may prefer to change the settings so that the shield is always visible.

This may make it easier to see when Sophos is running normally or whether there are any problems.

For full details, refer to the built-in Help in the Sophos End Point Security and Control program. Note particularly the greyed out tab control whether on-access scanning is enabled together with when Sophos will check files (i.e. For version 10 of Sophos files are checked On read, On write and On rename.