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Sophos AV – Disable EndPoint client temporarily

Icon Written by Grant on April 18, 2017 – 1:53 pm

Had to uninstall some junkware toolbars today and found that Sophos End Point 10.6 was blocking access to the uninstallers – that is common, and usually I just launch the Sophos End Point console, “authenticate user” and then disable OnAccess scanning and I’m away. Once I am done I reboot, or manually turn OnAccess scanning […]

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Sophos – Force Rebuild of CIDs and Warehouse

Icon Written by Grant on October 16, 2012 – 7:16 pm

  If you get issues with updates not being processed due to errors you may have corrupt updates or partially ‘processed’ updates. A typical¬† error might be : Event Log, Applications; Event ID 16443: Product release ‘C311B965-1C90-432f-9437-63875BA878F7’ could not be updated because the synchronize operation has failed due to an earlier error. I have found […]


Sophos – add delay to Auto Update at user login

Icon Written by Grant on March 9, 2011 – 6:00 pm

In some instances the Sophos End Point Protection autoupdate system may try and do an update at user login before all network components are stabilised or login scripts have run. You can add a delay to AutoUpdate thus: HKLM\SOFTWARE\[Wow6432Node]\Sophos\AutoUpdate\StartupDelay DWORD value in SECONDS that AutoUpdate should wait after starting before attempting an update