Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux: Recommendations for On-Access scanning with Nautilus file browser

This article covers recommendations for On-Access scanning for Nautilus file browser.

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux

Sophos Anti-Virus does not support the filesystem fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon which is commonly used by the Nautilus file browser to mount remote shares. Git Virtual File System (GVFS) operations do not pass through the kernel as file operations and thus cannot be intercepted by the on-access scanner.

Sophos recommends to pre-mount remote shares using a different filesystem. For example, by using the mount command or configuring /etc/fstab.

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