Sophos Offers Free Web Updates To Protect Journalists From Computer Viruses

Sophos, a global leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, is offering freelance and home-office based journalists free anti-virus software which can be easily downloaded and updated over the internet. Journalists can apply for their free-of-charge Sophos Anti-Virus (SAV) at Once installed, updating SAV against the latest viruses only takes a single mouse click.

In the past, Sophos has provided free CD-based protection to hundreds of journalists. To make its anti-virus protection even more accessible and simpler to install, Sophos is now offering the service over the web. The new update system also means that journalists no longer need to spend time manually updating their software each time a new virus is detected.

Anti-virus protection is an essential business tool without which users are leaving themselves vulnerable to more than 80,000 viruses, worms and Trojan horses.

“To avoid infection from the 800 new viruses our lab typically sees each month, journalists need to install anti-virus protection and make sure it is regularly updated,” said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos Anti-Virus. “We’ve introduced web-based updates to take the grind out of virus protection. It’s never been easier for journalists to keep their PCs properly protected.”

This service is currently available for users of Windows 95/98/Me and Windows NT/2000/XP.

For more information on applying for free virus protection for journalists, visit

About Sophos:
Sophos is one of the world’s largest specialist developers of anti-virus software. Headquartered in the UK, its products are sold and supported through a global network of subsidiaries and partners in more than 150 countries. Sophos solutions are specifically designed to protect businesses and organisations from virus attack. The company’s products are widely deployed by large corporations, banks and governments. For further information, please visit

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