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Setup a Virus Scan

Sophos can be configured to run malware scans on specific drives or directories at a specified day and time.

Setup a new scan
Instructions and Screenshots
Step 1

Open Sophos by right clicking on the blue shield in the system tray

image of the Sophos icon

Step 2

In the Sophos Anti-Virus main window, click Set up a new scan.

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Step 3

In the Scan name: enter a name for the scan

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Step 4

In the Items to scan: check the box for the hard drives you want scanned. Click Schedule this scan

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Step 5

Click in the box in front of Enable Schedule. Select a day and time to run the scan then click the Add button. Enter your campus domain username and password and then click ok

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Step 6

Click the Save button to save the scheduled scan

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Step 7
The new scan will be listed under "Available scan" in the Sophos Anti-Virus main window
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Last Updated: 12/23/13