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we are currently implementing Sophos Intercept X and would like to have all systems run a regular scan of the entire system.
However, there are very few configuration options in the policy for this. Is there another alternative? Perhaps via a script or something similar?
The following options for implementation would also be possible:
1. employees must manually perform a full scan of the system within a period of 7 days. If they fail to do this, Sophos will intervene and force the scan after the deadline.
2. employee has the option to postpone the automatic scan x times.
Thank you very much
Hi Ludger Schulte
You can set up and manage a scheduled scan by editing under the scheduled scan settings. There is no script available which indicates the user for the manual scan. I would suggest you raise a feature request for the same so that our development team can look into it and consider its feasibility.
These options aren't available in Sophos Central yet so you'll need to go the route of a feature request as Shweta suggested,
Full system scans are a bit of an outdated protection method. Theoretically one full system scan after initial install should be enough and real-time scanning should detect any file read/writes going forward on the machine. There's no need to rescan files if they haven't been changed or accessed recently.