Sophos Anti-Virus for OpenVMS: Disinfecting macro viruses

  • Article ID: 10163
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2011

Although Sophos Anti-Virus for OpenVMS can disinfect macro viruses, by default it does not do so. Disinfection can be enabled.

What to do

  • Sophos Anti-Virus can automatically disinfect documents infected with most macro viruses. Run VSWEEP from the DCL command line using the command line qualifier /DI.
  • Run a second scan to ensure that any virus has been removed. You should get the message "No viruses found".
  • Check the documents. The virus could have corrupted them.

Sophos Anti-Virus for OpenVMS will detect and disinfect only the first virus in a file in any one scan. If the file is infected with more than one virus, another scan will be needed. Scan with /DI specified until you get the message "No viruses found". If warnings of infection persist, first check for infected executables. If disinfection failed, an error message will be generated, e.g., "ERROR: Disinfection unsuccessful". In both instances, technical support can advise you further.

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

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