Download.com
  • Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 63 votes out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    261,274
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 13, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    103
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

+

Sophos Antivirus for Mac Home Edition is a complete antivirus solution for your Mac, and it gives you the ability to review files identified as threats before they are removed. With this free program in place, you can have confidence that your Mac is not vulnerable to threats from most viruses and malware.

Pros

Straightforward interface: Through this app's streamlined interface, you can easily see how your scan is progressing and what threats the program has detected. And when the scan is complete, you can view a list of quarantined items and decide whether or not to delete some or all of them.

Decent detection: Sophos did detect several legitimate threats through scanning. They were clearly displayed in the Quarantine Manager, and we could view the results of scanning even while the scan was still in progress.

Cons

Long scans: The program takes a long time to scan. In fact, our initial testing scan wasn't even halfway done after 20 minutes, which seems excessive when compared to other similar programs.

Freezing issues: The app froze several times during testing, usually when it was close to finishing a scan. Since the scans take so long to begin with, this was especially frustrating.

Bottom Line

Sophos Antivirus does its job even if the process isn't always terribly smooth. It does do a decent job identifying threats, and results are clearly displayed in the Quarantine Manager. The program is free to use without limits.

 
read more +
 
read more +

screenshots

User Reviews
+

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 1.1.3
  • A "Lightbox" to announce new features
  • Improvements to installation reliability
  • You can change the names of computers, and correct your own name
  • A full disk scan will now respect exclusions on Macs
  • Color palette improvements for people with impaired vision
  • Updated help system
  • Improvements to the user interface and registration experience
General
Publisher Sophos
Publisher web site http://www.sophos.com/en-us
Release Date December 09, 2015
Date Added April 13, 2016
Version 1.1.3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 261,274
Downloads Last Week 103
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Report a problem
 
read more +