Sophos antivirus configure updating greyed out
The DMG auto mounts (labled as “Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition OS X 10.4 ”) on a default Mac system and opens a window with a two step process.The first is to to check the link labeled “Before You Install.html” which redirects you to the Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition Free Talk / Mac Talk User Forum where you can read through issues other users may be having ahead of time as well as system-wide announcements that may affect the version you are using on your system.If you end up hiding the Black Shield and want to get it back you can use Finder to navigate to Applications and click on the Sophos Anti-Virus application (which is a blue shield) this will load a blue shield on your dock where you can right click to see similar items seen using the Black Shield as follows: 1) Update Now : This checks for the latest update files.2) Cancel Update : This cancels the update in progress.
(It’s unwise to have a blank password for your Mac but that’s another article…) During the installation Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac requires your Administrator password in order to install system components only accessible by the Administrator of the Mac system.The Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition Black Shield icon has 9 clickable selections as follows in the respective top down order. : This opens the Quarantine Manager to review and act.1) Update Now : This checks for the latest update files. 8) Hide Status in Menu Bar : This hides the Black Shield from the menu bar.The first time I ran it the Auto Update Status window showed that I was downloading 169 update files at about 5MB total.Upon completion it stated that Sophos Anti-virus has been updated with a date and time stamp.