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Old 07-21-2018, 01:57 AM   #1
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Sophos Antivirus


Still can't decide on if I should have an antivirus solution or if so which one.
I've tried the trial version of Eset nod 32 & it's everything I could hope for but it's a lot of money. I though I might try Sophos again but when I tried it before it stopped me from doing some system updates, is there a command to pause it & does it look for all viruses or just windows?
 
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Still can't decide on if I should have an antivirus solution or if so which one.
I've tried the trial version of Eset nod 32 & it's everything I could hope for but it's a lot of money. I though I might try Sophos again but when I tried it before it stopped me from doing some system updates, is there a command to pause it & does it look for all viruses or just windows?
It's up to you if you want an anti-virus or not, decide for yourself. Don't let anyone else decide for you.

What makes you say that Sophos "stopped you from doing updates" ? That sounds very strange to me, as it's never stopped me from doing any. Do you mean system updates or updates for Sophos itself ?

You can disable on-access scanning for it with the following command:

Code:
/path/to/sophos/folder/savdctl disable
Replace "/path/to/sophos/folder" with the actual path to the Sophos installation folder.

Yes, Sophos looks for all viruses, both Windows as well as Linux viruses.
 
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When I last tried it I had a failed kernel update but after uninstalling sophos the update was successful. Now I know I can pause it I will try again
 
  


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