About these release notes

These are the release notes for Sophos Anti-Virus for macOS (Sophos Central edition).

Version 9

Components

Sophos Anti-Virus

9.9.5

November 2019

9.9.4

September 2019

9.9.3

August 2019

9.9.2

June 2019

9.9.1

June 2019

9.9.0

May 2019

9.8.3

February 2019

9.8.2

January 2019

Version 9.9.5

New features

  • This release contains improved support for macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • This release contains stability improvements.

Resolved issues

Issue ID

Description

MACEP-4456

Users can now copy paths from the Events panel.

Version 9.9.4

New features

  • This release contains support for macOS 10.15 Catalina.
  • This release contains security and performance improvements.

Updated components

The threat detection engine version is 3.77.1. For information about the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.

Resolved issues

Issue ID

Description

MACEP-4414

Resolved an intermittent issue on macOS 10.14 Mojave where the Captive Network Assistant page could fail to load.

Version 9.9.3

New features

  • Stability and performance improvements.

Resolved issues

Issue ID

Description

MACEP-4098

Fixed an issue where verification of APFS disk images (DMGs) can fail on macOS 10.14 Mojave.

Version 9.9.2

Resolved issues

Issue ID

Description

MACEP-4246

Performance improvements.

Version 9.9.1

Resolved issues

Issue ID

Description

MACEP-4161

Fixed an issue with WiFi Discovery where MacBooks may not display correctly.

Version 9.9.0

New features

  • Scanning performance improvements.
  • Synchronized Security can now identify Sophos and System applications to SFOS.
  • Improvements to CryptoGuard detection accuracy.

Updated components

The threat detection engine version is 3.76.0. For information about the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.

Resolved issues

Issue ID

Description

MACEP-3435

Fixed an issue where some CryptoGuard detections may not appear as an exclusion option in Sophos Central.

MACEP-3436

Fixed an issue where CryptoGuard may erroneously detect on Boxcryptor.

MACEP-3822

Device Control can now block drives of 1TB+.

MACEP-3856

Fixed an issue where an endpoint may fail to heartbeat across a VPN connection.

MACEP-3807

Fixed an issue where Health state was sometimes inconsistently reported.

MACEP-3375

Installer is now able to report insecure system umask values.

Version 9.8.3

Resolved issues

Issue ID

Description

MACEP-3604

Resolved an issue on macOS 10.14 Mojave that prevented some customers from connecting to Wi-Fi networks that require a captive portal.

Version 9.8.2

Updated components

The threat detection engine version is 3.75.0. For information about the threat detection engine, see the Sophos Threat Detection Engine release notes.

Resolved issues

Issue ID

Description

MACEP-3668

Resolved a rare kernel panic that can be caused when reading extended file attributes on APFS.

Known issues and limitations

Issue ID Description
DEF89762 The Scan now with Sophos Anti-Virus item in the Finder contextual menu may sometimes not be displayed correctly.
  Issues with copying infected files to a quarantine folder.

If the immediate scanner moves or copies an infected file to a quarantine folder, the action is intercepted by the on-access scanner. This is because Spotlight indexes the quarantine folder when a file is quarantined there. To work around this, in the Spotlight preferences, put the quarantine folder into the list of excluded folders.

Additional information

  • Authentication caching in macOS X may prevent you from unlocking the preferences panel immediately after an upgrade. To unlock the preferences panel, log out, then log in to your Mac again.
  • After you install Sophos Anti-Virus, the Scan with Sophos Anti-Virus command is not immediately contained in a Finder shortcut menu. It appears when you log in to your Mac again.
  • After you uninstall Sophos Anti-Virus, the Scan with Sophos Anti-Virus command is still present in a Finder shortcut menu. It disappears when you log in to your Mac again.

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