Sophos threat detection data updating
Title: Configuring and Troubleshooting Sophos Anti Virus Applies to: Users of Sophos Anti Virus Section: Network Services Author: Network Technician Last updated: 21 March 2017 Introduction The University of Regina has licensed a number of Sophos antivirus products for use starting mid July of 2010.
Unsure whether your existing antivirus software has detected and removed it?
Sophos antivirus uses a small set of data files that need to be updated periodically.
These data files only contain information on guiding scanning logic and do not contain the full pattern database.
Note: The Sophos antivirus scanning feature is a separately licensed subscription service.
Remove them if you decide they are not suitable for your workplace.
When your antivirus license key expires, functionality will no longer work because the pattern lookup database is located on remote Sophos servers.
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