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When logging on to a Mac you see the following warning:
You don't have permission to use the application "SophosUIServer."
First seen in Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition 9.0.5CSophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X 9.0.5
Operating systems Mac OS X
The user account logging on has Parental Controls enabled and the 'Limit Applications' option selected. Example:
Log in to the computer as an administrator and allow the background Sophos processes to run from the 'Parental Controls' section of 'System Preferences'.
Note: In the 'Issue' section, at the start of this article, the warning shown was due to the 'SophosUIServer' application not being checked as an allowed app. The screenshot above shows the Sophos Anti-Virus and SophosUIServer apps selected. This configuration will allow a user to open Sophos Anti-Virus and run a scan based on the folders of the hard drive the user is allowed access to. The setup will also allow a user to force an update on the computer.
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