I run sophos free SAV: 9.16.2, Engine: 3.79.0, Data: 5.77 , with talpa . Sophos Anti-Virus is active and on-access scanning is runningI use 7z to backup my files on ubuntu 20.04. Some of these files are from wine, and get talpa-deny errors in the system log, causing the backup to report timeouts, lock up and then have to be stopped. However, I don't get virus alerts for these talpa-deny events.
An example from the syslog (my directory being replaced by .....) is:
kernel: [ 5994.994356] talpa-deny: Timeout occurred while opening ......../.wine/drive_c/windows/syswow64/mmdevldr.vxd on behalf of process 7z[7429/7429] owned by 1000(1000)/1000(1000) <62>How can I a) detect this better than just getting a syslog errorb) prevent it from happening
Hello Shweta and pastim,
unfortunately this article, while correct at the time of writing, is improper and at least the Overview part should be rewritten.
It mentions and links to the Free Tools page but…
Free SAV for Linux and its support has been retired (For more info please see: https://support.sophos.com/support/s/article/KB-000034795?language=en_US). I would request you to kindly upgrade to the standalone Linux/Unix endpoint or Central/Enterprise Console managed endpoint.
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That's an unexpected blow.I've had a look at your home page and can't find the product you mention by that name. I assume you mean Intercept X.
Is there no product that I can install on a linux laptop, one desktop and one server? I'm not averse to paying a bit, but certainly don't want to start adding extra boxes to my network, not least because my laptop isn't always at home. Could you please advise whether Sophos still provide products for this type of use or not.
Unfortunately, the free version of Sophos Antivirus for Linux has been discontinued. You can install the standalone version of the Sophos Anti-Virus as mentioned in this article.
Thanks, but I'm afraid this is as clear as mud to me. The 'free' version is, as far as I can tell, the same as the standalone version, just without support, and always has been. The SAV software is, according to the article you referred me to, reaching EOL in 2023. Before then I assume I will still get updates in the normal way. Is that not right?There are other threads on this topic, such as https://community.sophos.com/products/free-antivirus-tools-for-desktops/f/sophos-free-tools/121788/sav-for-linux-free-edition-is-discontinued
I would ask SOPHOS to come out and be really clear what they intend to sell and support for standalone use on Linux.
There is a free Windows/MAC version, and a free Android version. I don't see any reference to EOL for them. What's with linux?
If SOPHOS really don't want to work with non-business standalone users maybe they should just say so clearly so we can all go off and find some other free or paid version.