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    Sophos on-acces settings - what do you do?

    We've noticed that Sophos seems to slow down various apps when the on-access scanner is set on its most draconian (scan all files, scan archives etc). What settings do other Sophos users recommend?

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    Re: Sophos on-acces settings - what do you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajbritton
    We've noticed that Sophos seems to slow down various apps when the on-access scanner is set on its most draconian (scan all files, scan archives etc). What settings do other Sophos users recommend?
    Yes, in particular does the wonderful new version 5 not slow the start up of SIMS.net quite as much.

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    Re: Sophos on-acces settings - what do you do?

    Servers: No on access scanning, just scheduled scans.

    Workstations: On access scanning on write. Scan everything.

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    Re: Sophos on-acces settings - what do you do?

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    Workstations: On access scanning on write. Scan everything.
    Geoff...How would that catch a virus brought in on a floppy or other removable memory device?

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    Re: Sophos on-acces settings - what do you do?

    When it attempts to infect the local windows installation.

    USB/Floppys/CD's are disabled here anyways.

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    Re: Sophos on-acces settings - what do you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    When it attempts to infect the local windows installation.

    USB/Floppys/CD's are disabled here anyways.
    Yeah, .exe blocking will help with warez borne malware but VBA and other script viruses are a little more to deal without on-access scanning. You can't block users from opening Word documents can you.

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    Re: Sophos on-acces settings - what do you do?

    I'd like to see a word macro virus run in Open Office Writer...

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    Re: Sophos on-acces settings - what do you do?

    You could always tell it to scan removable media on read too if you felt it to be necessary

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