Communication Services & Information Technology
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Computer Security


I think I have a virus. How do I scan my computer for viruses with Sophos?


If you think you have a virus, or Sophos put one in Quarantine, then run a more extensive scan as follows:


Open Sophos Anti-virus

Select “Setup a New Scan”

Click on “Configure this scan”

Change the scanning level to “Extensive”

Check “Scan for suspicious files and rootkits”

Check “Scan for adware/PUAs”

Go to the Cleanup tab:

Check “Automatically clean up items that contain virus/spyware”

Click OK

Give the scan a name, such as Deep Scan

Select your computer’s hard drive (usually C:)

Click “Save and Start”


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