This article provides information on the added benefits and security when utilising the on-demand and scheduled anti-virus scanning features of Sophos products in your environment. The following sections are covered:
Although we run on-access scanning on all supported systems scheduled scans are also necessary to pick up 2 types of threat:
Scheduled scans give us some defence-in-depth by ensuring we pick up malware which could otherwise slip through the gaps.
On-demand scans use the same virus engine as the on-access scanner.
For on-access scanning, we scan files that are read, written or renamed whereas on-demand we scan what you want. In other words, you can specify the software scans the entire system "full system scan" or only scan certain sectors e.g only the E drive.
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