Mac is slow when sophos is scanning

Since I was forced to used sophos by the IT department I noticed that my CPU is always busy and my computer is running hot a lot more than it used to.

I do compile a lot of code and I tried to exclude my source folders and DerivedData folders from the scan. Every other day I go look into the excluded Items all my settings are gone.

I guess Sophos is destroying the user settings every time there is an update. 

Can that be fixed? I tired of adding the folders to have them removed every other day.

  • Hi  

    Can you please confirm which Sophos product you are using on your Mac along with its version number? I would request you to please post a screenshot when a Sophos process is consuming abnormal amount of CPU resources.