SBAV (Sophos Bootable Anti-Virus) fails downloading virus definitions.

Running "SBAVC.EXE SBAV.ISO" downloads Linux, downloads SAV for Linux, fails downloading virus definitions "5.44..."  Responds "Unsuccessful download".


Followed instructions here: ""


Not a network problem, as previous steps work fine.

  • Hello Jeff Root,

    it might have been a transient problem. Just ran sbavc.exe and several times it failed with
    Downloading Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux...
    Download failed: The file does not exist.
    Started Wireshark to see what file this could be, only to find out that completed without problems (and the download seemed to be faster). Subsequently retried without tracing/monitoring - again no problems.