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Free Sophos Mac AntiVirus Home Edition


For many years, it was rumor that Mac is totally safe out of the box. Although it was not but nobody wanted to accept it. Just sometime ago, when these rumors become so common that they have to accept it. And now everybody knows that Mac is not safe. Even it is more vulnerable than Linux. But no worries about Mac security, there are some security software vendors who are providing free as well as shareware security software. And now Sophos has a fully functional free AntiVirus for home users.

Just few hours ago, Sophos launched their free AV for Mac. I am wondering when they will think about other OSs.

As Apple computers grow more popular than ever, they’re an increasingly-enticing target for hackers. And these hackers aren’t just mischief-makers—by targeting your computer or applications you use, these criminals are out to steal and profit from your valuable personal information. Don’t let them. Get free Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac today.

Introducing Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition.

It’s easy to install, quiet to run and simple to use—it keeps you safe from viruses, Trojans and worms without getting in your way.

High-grade protection without slowing you down.

Best of all, it’s free full-featured anti-virus. You get business-grade protection for your Mac backed by our SophosLabs experts—they’re on the job every day of the year, 24 hours a day. We’ll stop, quarantine and clean up Mac or Windows threats that try to infect your computer. We can even stop new, unknown threats.

As versatile as you want it to be, as powerful as you need it to be.

Nobody likes system pop-ups or system slow-downs. That’s why our product won’t annoy you with messages or take up your computer’s resources. And once you install Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition, you’re the boss. Want it to just scan quietly in the background as you work? No problem. Need to create a custom scan to check what you want and leave out what you don’t? It can do that, too.


Full protection from viruses, Trojans and worms

Stops all threats, even those designed for Windows. Not only is your computer safe, files you send to other computers are safe from threats as well.

Stops all threats, familiar and unfamiliar

Our anti-virus technology stops all threats, even if it’s something new.

Quarantines and removes the threats it finds

You might not want to immediately delete any bad files our scans find. No problem. You have the flexibility to quarantine questionable files and check them again later, or you can have them immediately removed from your computer. The choice is yours.

Business-quality anti-virus, backed by SophosLabs

We’ve put the entire force of our business-strength threat expertise behind Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac. That means you’re using the same product that protects organizations like Conair, the Paideia School and Miami Dade Public Schools.
We keep our anti-virus light and easy. Once installed, it’ll work quietly in the background, alerting you when it finds something nasty.
and 100%, totally, absolutely, completely free. Yes, really!

Tech Specs

Not sure if Sophos Anti-Virus will work on your Mac? These are the technical requirements:

  • Mac with Intel or PowerPC processor
  • 256 MB of memory
  • 150 MB of available disk space
  • Mac with OS X 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • Supports all Apple Mac hardware including iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro and the new MacBook Air

You can get it free here



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Daniel Fenn

Nice one, is there one for PC LOOL


Is this for a panic room thus more vendors will join in the MAC security field. It is known that internet connection jeopardize OS thus No OS will then will be safe. Hackers will finf the way to that OS.

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