Enter any value next to fields Address and User name. Enter the password value you used when creating the local Sophos user account in the OS Layer. Open again, this time changing the value of Allow Local Config back to 0. You should make sure to delete the file as it is no longer needed.
Open Reg Edit and navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Sophos\Auto Update\Service. Replace the existing value with the value you copied from
Sophos has been talking a lot about building better anti-ransomware defences over recent weeks, most particularly following the Invincea purchase back in February.
I downloaded the archive (the How to Install Sophos Anti-Virus (Free Edition) on Cent OS 7 / RHEL 7 page has good screenshots of the process) and then I extracted the archive: sudo ./Sophos Anti-Virus ================= Copyright (c) 1989-2016 Sophos Limited. On-access scanner Scans files as they are accessed, and grants access to only those that are threat-free. Dec 24 m2int savd: update.updated: Updating from versions - SAV: 9.12.3, Engine: 3.65.2, Data: 5.34 Dec 24 m2int systemd: Starting "Sophos Anti-Virus update"... On-demand scanner Scans the computer, or parts of the computer, immediately. sudo /opt/sophos-av/bin/savscan / SAVScan virus detection utility Version 5.27.0 [Linux/AMD64] Virus data version 5.34, November 2016 Includes detection for 12414465 viruses, Trojans and worms Copyright (c) 1989-2016 Sophos Limited. System time PM, System date 24 December 2016 IDE directory is: /opt/sophos-av/lib/sav Using IDE file Using IDE file Using IDE file Using IDE file Using IDE file Using IDE file ... Using IDE file Using IDE file Using IDE file Using IDE file Using IDE file Using IDE file Quick Scanning Could not open /etc/alternatives/policytool Could not open /usr/bin/policytool Could not open /usr/lib/modules/3.10.0-327.28.3.el7.x86_64/source Could not open /usr/lib/modules/3.10.0-327.36.1.el7.x86_64/source Could not open /usr/lib/modules/3.10.0-327.36.2.el7.x86_64/source Could not open /usr/lib/modules/3.10.0-327.36.3.el7.x86_64/source 42781 files scanned in 1 minute and 25 seconds. As you may or may not know, the SAM Database is only writeable in the OS Layer and any user or group created in Application Layers are not captured. Create a new Application Layer for Sophos and install Endpoint Protection using your normal methods.To layer Sophos we need to create a local user and couple of local groups and for this reason the OS Layer is used for user/group creations and the Application Layer is used to store the Endpoint Protection software, all configurations and definition updates. Configure Sophos settings and any exclusions as desired.Security-watchers, including former staffer Graham Cluley, noticed the reverse ferret.
Sophos didn't publish a definition update until 1825 BST, hours after an outbreak that forced hospitals to postpone scheduled treatments and appointments in scores of NHS Trusts.To begin, open a new version of your OS Layer and create the following local Groups: Next create a user account. Next browse to %Program Data%\Sophos\Auto Update\Config and open in notepad.Keep a secure note of the password and make sure the password is long. Next to Allow Local Config = change the value from 0 to 1. Open Sophos and browse to the Secondary location tab. A new file is created in the %Program Data%\Sophos\Auto Update\Config directory named Copy the value beside User Password= Open Sophos again, navigate to the Secondary location tab and remove any values in Address/User name/Password fields and click OK.Updated Sophos updated its website over the weekend to water down claims that it was protecting the NHS from cyber-attacks following last week's catastrophic Wanna Crypt outbreak.Proud website boasts that the "NHS is totally protected with Sophos" became "Sophos understands the security needs of the NHS" after the weekend scrub-up.We have also proactively contacted all our customers to advise them to deploy the Microsoft patch that mitigates the underlying vulnerability in the Microsoft OS." Now read our analysis of the Wanna Crypt epidemic.