Exluding Time Machine backups from Sophos system scan

I'm having the same problem as a lot of people – that the Sophos system scan hangs halfway through, and Console indicates this happens while it's scanning Time Machine backups.  I've tried to exclude Time Machine backups from the scan, but nothing I try seems to work – can someone tell me exactly what I have to put in the exceptions field to get Sophos to stop trying to scan the backups?  At the moment, I have /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/ and that hasn't worked, I've also tried /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb.


  • Check out the video linked below.  In the first minute it shows how to exclude the Time Machine.