Applies to: Sophos Home Premium and Free (Windows)
After a threat detection during a scan, Windows User Access Control becomes re-enabled. This article explains why this occurs.
Sophos Home automatically performs a malware cleanup whenever there is a threat detection. It also resets a number of Windows built-in security features to ensure that the computer is in a more secure state.
One security feature that is re-enabled after a malware detection is the Windows Users Access Control. This Windows feature is designed to prevent unauthorized changes to your computer. It prompts the user whenever a program is requesting to make changes to the device.
Disabling the Windows Users Access Control is not recommended as this lessen the security of the computer. But for instances that you need to disable the Windows UAC:
- Click the Start menu button > Control panel.
- In the search box, type uac.
- Click on Change User Account Control settings.
- Move the slider down to Never notify, then click OK.
- Enter the administrator password when prompted for it.
- Restart the computer for changes to take effect.
- Disabling notifications on Mac
- Sophos Home blocks access to specific websites
- Sophos Home detects an unwanted application in the Recycle Bin