Can Sophos AV wake-up sleeping iMac? (or Photos app)?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by CavemanMike, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. CavemanMike macrumors regular

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    My sleeping iMac suddenly woke up.

    It was on the Photos app (on the first folder - activity folder).

    There was a Sophos warning about 3 items being detected.

    I've never seen my sleeping imac ever wake up before. The exact same thing happened one day later.

    1) Did sophos do a scan while the imac was sleeping?
    2) Could activity in the photos app wake up the imac?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I would get rid of Sophos - it can make your system more vulnerable rather than protect it.
     
  3. CavemanMike thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting @old-wiz,

    How 'bout more generally: when an iMac is sleeping, will it wake up to do scheduled scans?

    Could the photos app wake it from from a sleep?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     

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