Review of free Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

It’s been just less than a week since Sophos caused a stir in the security world by releasing a free anti-virus product for Mac home users.

Yes, free as in “properly free”. Not a trial version, or an eval, or something that would nag you repeatedly into purchasing a “pro” version – but really, truly free and fully featured.

And the response has been terrific – with the number of people downloading Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition exceeding our expectations, the product being named a “Staff Pick” on Apple Downloads (and making the number one position in its Networking & Security section).

Now the folks at SecureMac have published the first extensive review of our free Mac anti-virus product, including a test against Mac-specific…

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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