Review of free Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition

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).

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. 🙂