Make sure you set the scan for a time your computer is likely to be on--the scan will only run while your computer is turned on. For a printable PDF instruction sheet with pictures, click here.VCU's managed Sophos environment will force anti-virus policy down to computers at different times. When you're done, click on the lock in the lower left corner again to lock the program back up. You'll know they're enabled because there's a little button to the left of the volume icon that either looks like a green sun with rays, or it looks like a dark button. Just click on the button or sun to turn them on or off.The Windows XP requirements recommend a 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed, which is more than most Windows 95, 98, ME and NT computers will provide.

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While this is occurring, check the Sophos update status as shown above, once a week to confirm the updates are working. This is a program you have installed on your computer that Sophos thinks might be unsafe.

It could be adware or power tool which maybe used to reduce the security of the computer. For more information about PUAs, how to find them, and how to handle them, please see the VCU Sophos PUA Manual. There is also a threat scan on Wednesday at noon which will detect PUAs and other threats.

Additionally, if you wish to use Sophos AV on the future computer it will require at least 256MB of RAM.

To explore upgrading your current computer or if you have additional questions you can call the VCU IT Support Center (804-828-2227) for assistance.

VCU's managed Sophos environment will force anti-virus policy down to computers at different times.

The information that follows can be changed back to the supported policy without warning.To change when the scheduled scan runs click Start menu Scheduled Tasks.Double click the Sophos scheduled scan to open that task. Here you can change the day and times the scan will run.Anti-virus can provide protection from known files used to attack computers but there are attacks that can be done against un-patched operating systems, like Windows 95, 98, ME, and NT, that can get around anti-virus software.So what should you do if you wish to run anti-virus software anyway?The information that follows can be changed back to the supported policy without warning. You will still get a notification when the program updates, but this will mean you'll only get a notice only if the program finds a virus. Click on the blue Sophos shield on the menu bar, and click on Open Sophos Antivirus. Clicking on the green arrow above the list will start a manual scan, and clicking on the red square next to that will stop the scan.