In October 2003 a message began to be distributed on the internet
claiming that Sophos Anti-Virus could no longer disinfect viruses.
The claim is not true - Sophos can disinfect virus infections in
both its on-demand and on-access scanners. Indeed, Sophos's ability
to clean-up virus infections has been confirmed by independent testing
bodies such as ICSA Labs, who awarded
Sophos with its prestigious disinfection certification.
An example of the typical erroneous message being distributed on the
Alert: Serious Change for Sophos Users
If you use Sophos for your antivirus software, you should be aware of a
serious issue that exists without you knowledge. Sophos' latest build does
not clean viruses. Apparently, the European development team changed the
functionality of the software. Basically, the software no longer
deletes/moves infected files to a secure location when an infected file is
detected. If you're concerned about this, contact Sophos support.
Sophos recommends users delete the message if they receive it, and
do not forward it on.