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Mac users used to feel complacent about security of their desktops and laptops as Apple proudly claimed Macs do not get affected by malware. The rising instances of Macs getting compromised by attacks and malware has changed this perception. Nowadays, major PC security vendors make security suites for OSX. Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition is a user friendly security tool meant for safeguarding your iMac or MacBook from various online and other threats. It is also capable of detecting malware that targets Windows OS.

This is a freeware and so you need not bother about licensing and Macs with OS X 10.6 or later versions are supported by the app.

Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac has a sleek metallic grey UI. It is easy to operate and there are not many scattered options. Its Web protection module catches malicious urls and blocks malware while downloading. The Live Protection module checks for any malware activity and rogue program activity. It also updates the app periodically to protect against new threats. As a threat is found by the app, it can either be sent to quarantine or removed.

The app can be accessed through the status bar menu. You can opt for a full system scan or custom scan where only selected folders and data will be checked by the app. It is possible to schedule scans that run automatically. You may set a method to alert you when a malware is detected. There is an option to set update checking frequency as well.

Positive Points:
•    Clean, sleek UI.
•    Freeware.
•    Live Protection, Web Protection.

Negative Points:
•    Nothing as such.

Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition is ideal for Mac users looking for a decent security suite that comes for free. It has a sleek and uncluttered interface. The app detects malware targeting both Mac and Windows OS, thus offering broad spectrum protection. It’s Live Protection and web protection modules work to keep your Mac protected from various online and other malware threats. The app also offers some customization options for updates and scanning. Overall, it is a worthy contender for Mac security.

Rating: 3.5/5

Sophos Antivirus Publisher's Description

Easy to install security solution that includes scheduling options

The Sophos Anti-Virus software package comes with an installer, which means that the deployment process is reduced to following the on screen solutions. Note that to completely and correctly remove Sophos Anti-Virus from your system, you must use the uninstaller contained in the Sophos Anti-Virus directory that will be created in the system’s Library folder.

For your convenience, Sophos Anti-Virus places a small menu in your status bar that offers you the possibility to trigger a complete computer scan, or to access the scan window. The latter allows you to create and schedule custom scans.
Stay up to date with the latest virus definitions and block malicious websites

Sophos Anti-Virus integrates a Live Protection service designed to communicate with the Sophos online lookup service: when enabled, your software will download the most recent virus definitions without requiring your attention.

Moreover, the Web Protection features will block both websites and downloads from URLs that have a bad reputations. To bypass these limitations, you can create your own list of allowed websites.

Free download from Shareware Connection - Having a reliable security solution running on your Mac is extremely important if you want to protect yourself against various types of online or network threats. Sophos Anti-Virus is an unobtrusive antivirus solution that can scan your Mac to detect malicious code, but can also identify and block online threats.

Publisher: Sophos Ltd. | License: Freeware | Price: 0.00
Version: 9 | Platform: Mac OS X
Released Date: 15-11-2014 | Rating: 5 | Title: Sophos Antivirus

Author Url: http://www.sophos.com/
Program Info Url: http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition.aspx
Download Url: https://secure2.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition/free-download.aspx

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