This chart compares the behaviour of advanced savscan options against the behaviour of a scheduled scan.
Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s) Sophos Anti-Virus for LinuxSophos Anti-Virus for Unix
Operating systems Linux Unix
savscan is the command-line scanner used in Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux version 7. This utility contains many configurable options to change the behaviour of the scan. If changing advanced options is required it is recommended to use 'cron' or other method to schedule a savscan, rather than using built-in scheduled scanning.
For full details of savscan options, see: man savscan
Scheduled scans contain a simplified number of options to allow for easy scan configuration. These scans are controlled by the Sophos Anti-Virus daemon and can be locally scheduled or scheduled by Sophos Enterprise Console
For full details on how scheduled scans can be configured, see the following article: http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/114372.aspx
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