Review of free Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition

Graham Cluley
Graham Cluley
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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.

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition

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).

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Sophos Anti-Virus Staff Pick on the Apple Downloads page

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

I’m delighted to report that Sophos’s free Mac product receives a solid thumbs-up, and is awarded “5/5 across the board” in the review.

So, if you’re still dithering about whether you should run an anti-virus on your Mac at home, then do read the review… and then download our free Mac anti-virus. :-)

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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