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    Default sophos antivirus on-access problem

    Hello,

    I installed Sophos antivirus. I started GUI and saw that on-access scaning is not active.

    And found this in some log: On-access scanning not available because of problems during kernel support compilation.

    What does that mean?

    I can scan on demand normaly, but on-access....

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    Default Re: sophos antivirus on-access problem

    check these links:
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    and note on the official site 11.0 is not supported (yet)

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    Default Re: sophos antivirus on-access problem

    Sophos support told me to read this:

    Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux: Using a custom built or unsupported kernel

    But I dont know how to compile.

    Can someone tell me, what I acctualy should do?

    I am using version 10.3.

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    Default Re: sophos antivirus on-access problem

    Help,

    Sophos is using Talpa.

    How to compile?

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    Default Re: sophos antivirus on-access problem

    Before spending more time on this, are you expecting a lot of Windows originated files to pass through your system?

    You don't need anti-virus software for Linux if you are only using Linux generated files.

    Even if you are handling a lot of Windows generated files, you may find that ClamAV will satisfy your needs and you shouldn't have any problems installing it.

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    Default Re: sophos antivirus on-access problem

    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    Before spending more time on this, are you expecting a lot of Windows originated files to pass through your system?

    You don't need anti-virus software for Linux if you are only using Linux generated files.

    Even if you are handling a lot of Windows generated files, you may find that ClamAV will satisfy your needs and you shouldn't have any problems installing it.
    I tried ClamAV, but I couldnt update it.

    I got licence for sophos, from my ISP for free. And I am volontiring on some forum which is solving windows problems with malware. So I need it sometime.

    One my friend told me to install:
    kernel-source 2.6.22.18

    gcc

    make (3.81)

    and than to install sophos, but its the same:

    Unable to load Talpa modules.
    On-access scanning not available because it was not possible to obtain or build suitable kernel support.

    help...

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    Default Re: sophos antivirus on-access problem

    I'm having the same exact issue. Has anyone found a solution to this yet. My Kernel is not custom, it's whatever OpenSUSE gives me.

    O(-(|: dnb )-)O

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