Sophos not updating to version 10

For more information about removing Endpoint Security and Control, see knowledgebase article 12360. (The option works correctly in the native 64-bit version of Windows Explorer.) This is due to a missing Sophos registry key, that has not been migrated during the OS upgrade.To resolve this issue, re-protect the computers: in Enterprise Console, select the computers you want to re-protect, right-click, and then click After an upgrade from Windows 8.1 (either 64-bit or 32-bit) to Windows 10, if a computer is started in safe mode, the Sophos Anti-Virus service (SAVService.exe) fails to start.– and it gets security updates more frequently, and with shorter delays, too.For years, Microsoft was as good as blamed for the problem of malware, thanks to the ease with which malware could be written and distributed for Windows.Automatic deployment of Endpoint Security and Control to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 from Enterprise Console requires Enterprise Console 5.2.1 R2 or later. Sophos, Sophos Anti-Virus and Safe Guard are registered trademarks of Sophos Limited, Sophos Group and Utimaco Safeware AG, as applicable.If you are using Enterprise Console 5.0 or earlier, you can install the software by running the installer from a bootstrap location that contains a software subscription for version 10.3. All other product and company names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

…and along comes a widely-derided popup that not only sells you on the idea of Windows 10, but also tells you when it will be installed, and thanks for listening: Image from Microsoft via the BBC Most of the media articles we’ve seen about this have been deeply uncomplimentary: a quick search reveals headlines calling this dialog by names such as a nasty trick, a dirty little trick, a devious new trick, and deceitful.

To work around it, allow the processes in the firewall policy in Enterprise Console as follows.

In the advanced Firewall Policy configuration dialog, under After upgrading to Windows 10 a computer with a standalone installation of Sophos Endpoint Security and Control that includes Sophos Client Firewall, the firewall configuration cannot be applied.

These are the release notes for Sophos Endpoint Security and Control for Windows Recommended versions, managed by Sophos Enterprise Console or standalone.

Some of the features mentioned in these release notes are only available on managed computers or if you have the appropriate license.

(Whether you like to hear it or not, Windows was never significantly less secure than most other desktop operating systems, but it was very, very much more widespread, so it attracted the lion’s share of attention from hackers and cybercriminals.) Worse still, the detractors said, every time Microsoft produced a newer, shinier, more secure version to make our world a safer place…

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