Thu, 24 Feb 2011 Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac review
If you’re thinking about security, is a free option the way to go?
- Manufacturer: Sophos
- Pros: A slick, free and subtle antivirus experience
- Cons: Advanced and business users should consider a paid option
- Min specs: Mac with Intel or PowerPC processor; 256 MB of memory; 150 MB of available disk space; Mac with OS X 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard); Supports all Apple Mac hardware including iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro and the new MacBook Air
- Price: Free
- Star rating:
Macworld Buying Advice
While a full system scan can take a while – a couple of hours on our 1TB drive – you can set up custom scans to protect specific areas of your system. Sophos’ antivirus solution is full-featured, flexible and completely free. That’s hard to beat.
Thu, 24 Feb 2011Reviewed by: NeilFiertel
Duration of ownership: 2 months
Strengths: does not seem to slow the computer down at all
Weaknesses: none that I know of
Overall Evaluation: Having had the horrid experience of Norton and Virex, this Sophos is fantastic Of course, I have yet to have it notify me of any threats so I can only say for now that it is a no brainer to install it on my machines. Why not?