There was once a time when Mac OS X users enjoyed “security by obscurity.” Because of the much smaller number of Mac users in the world, hackers didn’t bother targeting Apple desktops and laptops. However, as Apple computers grow more popular than ever, those days are long gone, they’re an increasingly-enticing target for hackers.
In response to this growing threat, Sophos announced the release of Sophos Anti-Virus Free Home Edition for MAC OS X. Based on Sophos’s flagship security software, Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac OSx is available for consumers to download at no charge. Sophos Anti-Virus is a unique solution to the virus problem, providing true cross-platform protection in a single, fully integrated product.
Like paid antivirus solutions, Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac provides automatic on-access detection, running in the background – meaning Mac users are constantly protected against existing and new threats for Windows and Mac viruses, worms, spyware and Trojans. The free software also incorporates strong disinfection capabilities, capable of removing malware infections that may already be present on the Macintosh servers, desktops and laptops.
Key features of Sophos FREE Anti-Virus For Mac OS X
Complete award-winning protection
Protect both Intel-based and PowerPC-based Macs with single install
Detect, quarantine and clean-up Mac and Windows viruses with award-winning virus protection
Automatically guard against unknown threats with unique Behavioral Genotype® Protection
Reduce system impact with high performance scanning performed on access and on demand
Easy to manage across mixed and all-Mac environments
Configure Mac protection centrally from the same console as Windows, Linux and UNIX protection
Get instant visibility of security status, clean up infections, enable automatic email alerts, set scheduled updating and define scanning policies centrally
Install anti-virus on all your Macs from a single Mac with Sophos Update Manager
Get the latest protection with small frequent updates from SophosLabs™ that are automatically distributed across your network
Download Sophos FREE Anti-Virus For Mac OS X from here. Supports all Apple Mac hardware including iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro and the new MacBook Air. Supports Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard).