Put a PAUSE button on the scans!
Put a PAUSE button on the scans! When it is scanning it makes using the computer next to impossible--all apps are slow to respond, if at all. Sometimes need to use the computer during a scheduled scan--no choice now but to Cancel the scan. Other antivirus and anti-malware apps have PAUSE buttons, why not Sophos?
After disable the tamper, a stop button should be available ! It's basic !
Not available in Sophos Central Endpoint protection. Support suggest restarting the antivirus service, then end tasking the AV and starting it again so that the GUI updates to show the scan isn't running... Not a fantastic option
Pause button would be great. Along with a custom scan but i'll add open a new thread on that.
David Scharf commented
It takes days to do a complete scan and if there is a problem with the computer and you need to restart, you may never complete a scan because on restart, Sophos starts the scan again from the beginning. How stupid and frustrating! A Pause feature would be great as would a simple feature enabling one to Save a Scan and restart it later where it left off. Elementary stuff.
Michael Psaila commented
This is not possible for "Sophos Cloud", however :(
I am running the latest version (11.5.4), with the highest administrative rights, and Tamper Protection disabled - yet this option is nowhere to be found.
Are the scans being run at low priority as well? On Vista and above the OS has an option to run scans that use less of the OS resource.
Already implemented :-) You have to be in the "Sophos Administrators" group. Open the local panel by double-clicking on the Sophos shield (or by running savmain.exe). In the left-hand column, you'll see "Activity Summary". There's a link within the summary, clicking on it will allow you to Stop/Pause/More Info.