Yes, you need anti-virus on your Mac.. and now it’s free

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Sophos has today announced the world’s first free business-strength anti-virus program for Macs.

In a pretty exciting move, we’re making a version of our Mac anti-virus product (used by big companies around the world) available for free download to home consumers.

That means your home Macs can be protected automatically in-the-background with the latest anti-virus protection, checking every program you run, every file you download, every USB stick you insert, completely free. Is there a catch you’re wondering? Well, nope! There isn’t!

I’m really pleased about this, because I love Macs. Back at Cluley Towers we only use Macs at home – they’re great for messing around with family photographs, making movies, storing music, the list goes on..

But just like I make regular backups of my valuable data (some of which is irreplaceable and is…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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