05-08-2012 08:45 AM
So I restarted my computer to see what would happen. After the restart, the Services item is back on the context menu (right-click menu) and the Scan with Sophos Anti-Virus is present. Before the reboot, there was no Services menu; instead all of the items normally on it were on the main context menu, except for the Sophos scan.
Don't know if this is a Sophos irregularity, or a Lion irregularity, but I am betting it is Lion's fault.
However, now the Sophos Menu Bar item is gone! In Preferences it is checked, and unchecking and re-checking has no effect.
One thing after another.
05-08-2012 01:45 PM
It's possible that the problem was that something didn't get registered with Lion properly during a live update -- logging out and back in kicked off the process. So, the issue is probably a combination of Sophos and Lion's fault.
Are you using an admin account, or a limited user account? Try logging in with an admin account if you aren't right now, and see if that fixes things. While you're logged in, try repairing permissions using disk utility and see if that helps -- it's possible that some piece of software no longer has the correct permissions to do what it's supposed to do.
05-08-2012 03:04 PM
Using admin account. Repairing perms -- never huts, but has been done fairly recently.
" ... see if that fixes things ..." - not sure what there is left to fix (with respect to this question only!), as the Services menu is now back. I did notice from time to time that there was a Services menu, and other times all collapsed unto the main context menu. But never really though about it until now.
Hate to say it - I am one of those people who call Lion "Apple's Vista." Wish I never left Snow Leopard (and for all those who say "Lion is great" there were even more who said "Vista is great.")