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

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

  1. CavemanMike macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2013
    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?

  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I would get rid of Sophos - it can make your system more vulnerable rather than protect it.
  3. CavemanMike thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2013
    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?


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