Gone are the days when Mac OS-X machines were considered to be protected against any sort of malware and virus threat. With the rapid increase in the popularity of Mac computers and devices, more and more malware developers are getting attracted towards this platform and new threats are surfacing at a faster pace than ever before.
It is high time that Mac users give it a serious thought and immediately install a decent antivirus on their Mac machines. In this series of posts, we are reviewing some of the best free antivirus applications for Mac OS-X users. Please click on the links given at the end of this post for the reviews.
Sophos Mac Antivirus for OS-X
Sophos is the trusted name for years when it comes to the security software world. Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition offers business-grade protection free for home use. And the protection literally is business-grade – the free version is based on the same Mac virus scanner Sophos uses in their Endpoint Security line.
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition runs in the background and scans files for threats whenever your Mac opens them. It comes with an uninstaller (Applications/Remove Sophos) in case you want to remove it after trying it on your system.
The best part is that it is lightweight and update on its own without requiring any manual intervention.
Here is a video introduction of Sophos Mac Antivirus Home Edition.
Here is yet another Youtube video, which shows how you can install the Sophos Mac Antivirus on your machine.
One important feature, which distinguishes Sophos Mac Antivirus from others is that it is able to protect your machines from both Windows specific as well as Mac specific malware threats. And this feature alone may put it ahead of many of its competitors.
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Best Free Antivirus for Mac OS-x Series
Others Posts in the Series Include...
- Review of Sophos Mac Antivirus for OS-X
- iAntivirus Review - Best Free Mac Antivirus from PC Tools for OS-x
- Review of Comodo Antivirus for OS-X- Best Free Antivirus for Mac