Sophos Offers Free Anti-Virus Software For Mac

Most malware targets Windows machines and vulnerabilities (because there's more of them), but that doesn't mean Macs are immune from security issues, especially of the "click on this tempting site" variety. Sophos is offering a free, unrestricted version of its Mac anti-virus package for home users concerned about security issues.

Built off the multi-platform AV package which it sells to enterprise customers, the Mac release doesn't require registration and doesn't have an expiry date. A free software package from a reputable supplier beats a smug sense of "this could never happen to me" any day. We don't have a Mac running at Lifehacker AU HQ, so if you install this, tell us about the experience in the comments.

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Comments

    My gosh it's slow to scan, and is very simple. But I guess it's still free

    Re SOPHOS, I loaded it yesterday, it found 2 "threats". I found that it will only handle one "Clean Up" (removal) at a time,
    Make sure that the access is unlocked for each "Threat" otherwise it shows its working but in fact, its not.
    It works well and its free, I am very happy with it.

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