Free Mac anti-virus for home users

Sophos announced the availability of a free Mac anti-virus product for home users. Based on Sophos’s security software, which protects over 100 million business users worldwide, Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac is available for consumers to download at no charge.

Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac provides automatic detection against existing and new threats for Mac OS X. The free software also incorporates strong disinfection capabilities, capable of removing malware infections that may already be present on the Mac computer.

Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac detects both Mac and Windows malware, and is backed by SophosLabs, Sophos’s global network of highly skilled researchers and analysts, protecting businesses from known and emerging malware – viruses, Trojans, spyware and rootkits. SophosLabs ensures that Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition can even proactively stop brand new unseen threats before they can install on your Mac.

Technical requirements:

  • 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.
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