Sophos for Microsoft SharePoint: Administrators are able to download infected documents when the option 'Allow users to download infected documents' is deselected

  • Article ID: 113169
  • Updated: 08 Mar 2011

Issue
Administrators are able to download infected documents (by using the buttons provided) even when the option 'Allow users to download infected documents' is deselected in the Microsoft SharePoint Antivirus settings.

Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Sophos for Microsoft SharePoint 2.0.0
Sophos for Microsoft SharePoint

Operating systems
All supported operating systems.

What To Do

In Microsoft SharePoint Antivirus settings 'Allow users to download infected documents' operates as follows,

  • When 'Allow users to download infected documents' is deselected:
    • Administrators (including site administrators) are able to download an infected document using the 'Yes' or 'No' buttons provided
    • Users are not able to download an infected document.
  • When 'Allow users to download infected documents' is selected:
    • Administrators and Users can download an infected document. 

 
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