Sophos Anti-Virus: Making a set of emergency floppy disks

  • Article ID: 10030
  • Updated: 12 May 2014

This article explains how to create a set of floppy disks for emergency scanning of a Windows or DOS computer.

After a clean boot, it is best to scan from a set of write-protected Emergency SAV (ESD) disks.

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Sophos Endpoint Security and Control

What To Do

Windows and DOS

To create a set for Windows and DOS

  • Download the Emergency SAV Distribution file.
  • Double-click the downloaded file 'esddisk.exe' to unzip it, following the on-screen instructions. Go to the location to which it is saved, the default is C:\ESDDISK.
  • Make a floppy disk version by following the instructions given in the READESDD.TXT.
  • Add any relevant virus identity (IDE) files to the final disk in the set.
  • Write-protect the floppy disks.

Since these are disk images, disks prepared on either Windows or Netware can be used on any the other.

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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