+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Windows Thread, sophos anti virus and buffer over flow in Technical; Got local admin rights at work and logged a call with the IT department weeks ago and called them on ...
  1. #1

    mac_shinobi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    9,680
    Thank Post
    3,210
    Thanked 1,030 Times in 955 Posts
    Rep Power
    361

    sophos anti virus and buffer over flow

    Got local admin rights at work and logged a call with the IT department weeks ago and called them on numerous occasions with no response and need something sorting out on my computer at work, I have to keep rebooting or at the very least restarting the explorer process if it allows me to and im getting fed up with it

    Event viewer points to sophos causing the buffer over flows and was wondering if anyone knew of any fixes - short of un installing sophos and getting another av such as avira or something else obviously thats a grey area due to licensing and it being a work computer and the fact that they have set sophos up on my work computer because of the network management / network console you can use for sophos.

    Any suggestions ?

  2. #2

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,773
    Thank Post
    865
    Thanked 1,663 Times in 1,448 Posts
    Blog Entries
    11
    Rep Power
    442
    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Got local admin rights at work and logged a call with the IT department weeks ago and called them on numerous occasions with no response and need something sorting out on my computer at work, I have to keep rebooting or at the very least restarting the explorer process if it allows me to and im getting fed up with it

    Event viewer points to sophos causing the buffer over flows and was wondering if anyone knew of any fixes - short of un installing sophos and getting another av such as avira or something else obviously thats a grey area due to licensing and it being a work computer and the fact that they have set sophos up on my work computer because of the network management / network console you can use for sophos.

    Any suggestions ?
    i suggest you leave it to the IT guys

  3. #3

    ZeroHour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Posts
    5,631
    Thank Post
    890
    Thanked 1,314 Times in 798 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    441
    Firstly I assume since your local admin they have a certain amount of trust for you to run your own O/S to a point so assuming you think they would be fine about you solving the issue yourself there are a few things that could help you.
    Can you post the full event entry firstly and a bit more info about your install (assuming its xp but what sp etc) and then I will see if there is anything I spot.
    If your IT guys are approachable you could possibly point them to this thread anyway as a fyi/do you want to comment.
    It just depends on how well you get on with them and if you think they would appriate you solving it yourself.

  4. #4
    superfletch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    South
    Posts
    434
    Thank Post
    145
    Thanked 77 Times in 61 Posts
    Rep Power
    31
    Depends what your IT dep't are like really, I'm in the same position. Like ZeroHour says:

    "since your local admin they have a certain amount of trust for you to run your own O/S to a point"

    I have Local Admin over my PC but messing around with something like this would be a big no no as far as my corporate IT support are concerned.

    Essentially it is their PC and their chosen solution, tell them straight up -

    "Look guys I could probably fix this myself but I respect the fact a networked Sophos is your chosen solution and don't want to interfere with it"

    If you balls up fixing it they sure wont be happy and your local admin status will go out the window.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Sophos Anti Virus Service And Ghost
    By DaveP in forum Windows
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10th September 2009, 06:12 PM
  2. Which Anti-Virus Software?
    By towen in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: 2nd June 2009, 03:03 PM
  3. Best Anti Virus
    By Quackers in forum Windows
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 12th March 2009, 04:39 PM
  4. Anti-spyware, virus, etc... ??
    By contink in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14th August 2006, 10:54 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •