04-06-2012 06:57 PM
it did this to me i think its trying to go to a server on my network but i don't know if you have server of SMB or AFP server
as i have a local file server and when i disconnected it went back to Black :?
i think it trying to let you know what you do on it Sophos can't look after you as it not part of the drive ?
04-06-2012 08:34 PM
Thanks again, pdiaz. Where can I look to ascertain whether I have SMB or AFP,
or what local file servers I may have? I can then try turning them off. Does an
external hard drive count as a server? Or Airport Extreme?
I can't find any reference to AFP or SMB in Mac Help, so I am a bit lost
as to what I should be looking for.
When I first used Sophos it did detect a Trojan, so it seems to be taking
care of my primary drive, and the green button in preferences says as much.
04-09-2012 09:25 AM
SMB is Windows File Sharing. AFP is regular (Apple) File Sharing. If you've got other Macs on the network, they share using AFP by default; Windows uses SMB by default.
External drives are considered local, and are included in the default "scan local drives" scan as well as on-access scanning. Networked drives (drives hosted somewhere other than your physical computer) are not.
04-10-2012 01:32 AM
Thanks Andrew for your helpful reply..
I do have a local area network in thr house, which may explain the grey shield.
But am i correct in assumming that so long as the green light in the
on-access preference is on, Sophos is covering my main computer,
irrespective of the colour of the shield?
04-10-2012 08:58 AM
If you want to verify, you can test by searching for eicar at Wikipedia. This is a test file that will trigger a detection. Download the sample available on the wikipedia page, and if it gets detected, you're protected. If it doesn't, there's a bug that needs to be reported to Sophos.