Sophos antivirus always updating

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Note that problems with a departmental or college computer should generally be referred to your local IT Support staff.If you are looking for information about the Flashback/Flashfake virus infection on Mac computers please see our Flashback page for removal tools and other information about protecting your machine and data.False positives hitting antivirus updates have affected all vendors from time to time.The consequent problems are at their worst when Windows operating system files are falsely classified as potentially malign and quarantined, resulting in unstable or unusable Windows boxes.If the Oxford Sophos Antivirus Installer fails to install Sophos for Windows it will display a red shield and the message Install Failed. There can be a number of reasons why the installation fails but the most common reason is that you already have another antivirus software product installed such as a product from Norton, Mc Afee, AVG and others.If you already have up to date antivirus software installed and protecting your computer then you don't need to install Sophos as well.That's not to say the product is perfect, it isn't!It's important to keep in mind I've only been using this for a day so perhaps there are still pitfalls to be discovered I'm sure.

"About 9.20 this evening, every PC on my network (about 100 of them) started sending me an email every 10 minutes saying that a virus had been detected in one of the DLL files of Sophos Endpoint Security & Control," said reader Iain H in an email that's typical of those we've received.Part of the licensing agreement requires that the Uof R have reasonable controls in place to ensure that only authorized people use this product.Re-distribution of the installer or other licensed Sophos files electronically or via physical media (such as recordable CDs) is not allowed.If you want to switch to using Sophos instead you should first uninstall the other product using the menu.If you have uninstalled any other antivirus software and still have problems installing Sophos then you will need to send us some log files to help us figure out what has gone wrong.

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