Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 59 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.2C
  • Total Downloads:
    191,162
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 01, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    76.66MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,044
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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4 stars

"Best of the free ones over all"

August 28, 2011  |  By dlp1205

 |  Version: Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition 7.2C

Pros

Custom scans, detects Mac & Windows viruses, does not get in the way, they have a LION compatible version on their web site., and it's free.

Cons

It does take awhile to scan especially if you have a lot of stuff, it runs 4 different things at the same time always in the monitor it adds up in memory use, and makes a lot of logs that I have to erase.

Summary

There is a few other pros and cons not big ones but its pros out weitgh the cons.

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5 stars

"Best protection for mac"

August 05, 2011  |  By volkswagenpantech

 |  Version: Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition 7.2C

Pros

doesnt take up a lot of memory or cpu
scans files in the background

Cons

slow scanning

Summary

I got this right when i got my mac a 1 year and one month ago and it just blocked http://www.sophos.com/en-us//threat-center/threat-analyses/viruses-and-spyware/Troj~Iframe-DR.aspx. Thank-you for such a nice product.

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5 stars

"Full-featured, pro-grade virus protection for free!!!"

July 03, 2011  |  By frozenboricua

 |  Version: Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition 7.2C

Pros

- Not resource heavy
- Threats updated frequently
- Easy to use

Cons

- None that I can think of...

Summary

I have tried several anti-virus softwares on my iMac. This one is superior to all others, paid or free.

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4 stars

"Works well"

May 26, 2011  |  By nbuodbe

 |  Version: Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition 7.2C

Pros

Easy to download and use.

Cons

Takes a long time to scan computer

Summary

All OK

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5 stars

"Will detect a virus intantly and "clean it up""

May 21, 2011  |  By Nico1937

 |  Version: Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition 7.2C

Pros

detects viruses fast
cleans them up well
simple and easy to use

Cons

lack of features,
simpleness

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4 stars

"Great scan did take some time"

May 02, 2011  |  By mrdevin99

 |  Version: Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition 7.2C

Pros

Work quietly in the background

Cons

none so far

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4 stars

"Great!! Free!!"

April 10, 2011  |  By rtrzeid

 |  Version: Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition 7.2C

Pros

Easy to use. Do not detect any slowing of computer, or excessive use of resources. Scan takes no longer than any other antiviral scan.

Cons

Not so customizable.

Summary

Highly recommend. Maybe people who are having issues with this software have older Macs.

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5 stars

"Great Antivirus for Mac"

March 14, 2011  |  By josejj230

 |  Version: Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition 7.2C

Pros

Installed quickly, works in background, easy to learn

Cons

None works great

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3 stars

"OK if your paranoid about Malware"

March 09, 2011  |  By jscott418

 |  Version: Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition 7.2C

Pros

Simple to install, simple user menus

Cons

Very slow scan rate. Not sure how effective it is.Seems to slow computer.

Summary

I installed this on a couple of Mac's just to test it out and see if I actually had any malware on my computers. The scans on the Mac's took over a hour to run. They found nothing on either computer. I used Sophos for a couple of weeks and for the most part it was transparent but I did notice a slowdown of my browsers loading pages. My own opinion is that Anti Virus is still a option for Mac's. If your really a paranoid person or if you start reading about the big Mac virus spreading across the internet or if you are just curious to know if your computer is infected. Then this program is a easy option to try. I myself will uninstall it for now, because I have satisfied my concerns about malware on my Mac's and it reaffirmed my assumption that their was nothing on them.

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3 stars

"Sophos is good but uses too many resources"

March 07, 2011  |  By jonny456

 |  Version: Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition 7.2C

Pros

I used Sophos when it came out because it was free. It found a minor virus and I was impressed.

Cons

It used computer's resources intensely.

It doesn't work well with Kaspersky antivirus. If you use Sophos, try running Applejack and see all the Sophos files it finds and cleans.

Summary

Sophos is good by itself, but doesn't work well with Kasperksy antivirus installed.

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General
Publisher Sophos
Publisher web site http://www.sophos.com/en-us
Release Date December 01, 2010
Date Added December 01, 2010
Version 7.2C
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.4
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 76.66MB
File Name savosx_90_he.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 191,162
Downloads Last Week 1,044
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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