I'm a new member. Joined because I've been clicking ignore for too long on an annoying pop-up and am hoping to actually solve it now. The pop-up states:
You need to change your 'Security & Privacy' settings in order to protect this computer.
Click 'Open Security & Privacy' and then click 'Allow' within the next screen.
In theory the next step is easy ... except there is no "Allow" option at the next screen. And so I am left with no choice but to repetitively hit "Close" to ignore the pop-up. I run 10.13.6 (High Sierra) on a 2018 MBPro, in case that helps anyone lead me to an alternative solution.
Thank you in advance for your time and attention.
December 2019 and this issue still isn't resolved. A week ago Sophos released this article: https://community.sophos.com/products/free-antivirus-tools-for-desktops/f/sophos-anti-virus-for-mac-home-edition/109201/how-to-satisfy-a-recurrent-security-and-privacy-pop-up#pi2151=3
It doesn't work on my end. Sophos doesn't appear anywhere in my notifications list. What computer are they testing these on? Where are these magical "allow" buttons and Sophos icons that the rest of us can't access.
Anyhow as others have stated, uninstall Sophos. That's the solution.
OMG I figured this out accidentally, by installing AVG software. What the Sophos instructions (https://community.sophos.com/kb/en-us/134552) fail to mention is that you need to add the Sophos app from the Applications folder to Full Disk Access as well. The Sophos popup fails to do this, and you have to do it manually. Then, indeed, in the General tab you are asked to Allow the app.
Hope this solves the issue. By the way, Sophos customer service is crap.
Hi A B12
Thank you for sharing the steps which helped you to resolve the issue. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.