Incompatibility between vShield Driver and Anti-virus drivers can cause system failures

  • Article ID: 119668
  • Updated: 08 Jun 2015


The presence of an Anti-Virus client on the guest virtual machine that is being managed by vShield and the Sophos security Virtual Machine (SSVM) can cause lock-ups, poor performance, and other unknown detrimental issues.

First seen in
Sophos Anti-Virus for VMware vShield 1.0.0

What To Do

vShield is intended to be a full replacement for existing client based anti-virus products and therefore they are not designed to co-exist.

All Anti-Virus products must be removed from the guest virtual machines prior to the deployment of the vShield driver and SSVM,

Please follow the removal instructions as per the anti-virus vendors guidelines to remove the guest software. Sophos Anti-Virus removal instructions can be found here.






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

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