Sophos Anti-Virus for UNIX: using the the --skip-special option when scanning

  • Article ID: 111802
  • Updated: 07 Jun 2011

The scanning option --skip-special (set by default) excludes /dev and /proc from being scanned, however when we scan in a Solaris non-global zone we do scan the /proc directory of this virtual server.

Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Sophos Anti-Virus for Unix, version 4.x and version 7.x

Operating System

What To Do

When running a scan of the system include an exclusion for the /proc and /dev directory of the virtual machines.

SAV 4.x
sweep / -exclude /zone/*/proc/ /zone/*/dev/

SAV 7.x 
savscan / -exclude /zone/*/proc/ /zone/*/dev/



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