Sophos Anti-Virus
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Introducing Sophos Anti-Virus. It's easy to install, quiet to run and simple to use-it keeps you safe from viruses, Trojans and worms without getting in your way.

High-grade protection without slowing you down. Best of all, it's free full-featured anti-virus. You get business-grade protection for your Mac backed by our SophosLabs experts-they're on the job every day of the year, 24 hours a day. We'll stop, quarantine and clean up Mac or Windows threats that try to infect your computer. We can even stop
What's New
Version 8.0.15:
  • The threat detection engine and threat data have been updated
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.8 or later





MacUpdate - Sophos Anti-Virus



Sophos Anti-Virus User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 8.x:
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Rondfranks commented on 03 Apr 2014
Looks like the current version is 9.0.8.
[Version 8.0.21]


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Esquare commented on 23 Mar 2014
Mavericks users beware! "Sophos Anti-Virus on-access scanner versions 8.0 - 9.1 may cause unexpected restarts"

Source: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4646?
[Version 8.0.21]


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Umaromc commented on 05 Mar 2014
As of April 2014 Sophos will discontinue support for version 8.x

http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition/download.aspx (near bottom)

Please make sure to use MU's supplied link for 9.x
[Version 8.0.21]


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x0x0 reviewed on 15 Feb 2014
You can't stop the background scanning and it's using 50% CPU. I had to uninstall it when my Mac became so hot with fans at full speed non-stop.
[Version 8.0.21]

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Lacwbo replied on 24 Feb 2014
Have you tried going to preferences and unchecking On-Access Scanning?
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x0x0 replied on 25 Feb 2014
Yes, but i would like not to stop the background scanning when a file is downloaded or a usb thingy is inserted. The problem is the process is always working, even when it's not suppose to. And it's using 50% CPU all the time, which is a lot.
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Cowicide commented on 03 Feb 2014
I really wish they'd make a version of this that has an option to simply scan files, etc. instead of having to install crap on the computer just to use it. I do not want "always on" scanning and don't want it shoved down my throat by running this thing. ClamXav can do this, why can't Sophos?
[Version 8.0.21]

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Lacwbo replied on 24 Feb 2014
It can. Just go to preferences and turn off On-Access Scanning. Simple enough, I think.
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Cowicide replied on 17 Mar 2014
Thank you Lacwbo, I'll check it out. :)
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mayax reviewed on 25 Jan 2014
Get the latest AV detection comparison chart here:

http://securityspread.com/detection-rate-results/

I keep wondering if my AV is good enough, and every now and then check macupdate to see what users are recommending; but never know who or what to believe. Anyway, I came across this website and thought I'd share it with people that would like a more conclusive update and comparison between numerous AVs.
[Version 8.0.21]


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Macguruguy commented on 08 Dec 2013
Causing all kinds of problems in Mavericks. Slows up Mavericks boot time considerably. Also causing never-ending spinning beach balls during startup and log on. Also interfering with Logitech Control Center for Logitech devices.

By the way MacUpdate, this is a FREE program. Not a demo, as listed on your page.
[Version 8.0.15]

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Macguruguy replied on 08 Dec 2013
Also, current version is 9.0.5 -- not 8.0.15.
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Macguruguy replied on 08 Dec 2013
Mac Home Edition here:

http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition.aspx
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Macguruguy commented on 26 Nov 2013
Horribly slow on Mavericks.
[Version 8.0.15]


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Lacwbo commented on 20 Nov 2013
The latest version of Sophos is 9.0.5, available from their web site.
[Version 8.0.15]


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Esquare commented on 18 Aug 2013
The latest version of Sophos AV for Mac is 9.0.1.
Available at http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition/download.aspx
[Version 8.0.15]


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Amc3 had trouble on 13 Aug 2012
mcoopers81 suggestion did the job after all.

From below:

http://openforum.sophos.com/t5/Sophos-Anti-Virus-for-Mac-Home/Why-do-I-now-have-TWO-Sophos-icons-in-my-MacBook-Pro-menu-bar/td-p/9052/page/2

As stated at that link from Sophos Forums advisors:

Can you check to see if you have a "login item" for the Sophos UI Server? Look in the System Preferences, Users & Groups, Login Items. You shouldn't have one when using OS X 10.8 (or 10.7, but you should have one for 10.4-10.6).

If you have one, delete it. Log out, log in again. Should have a single shield.
[Version 8.0.6]


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Michael Haeusler had trouble on 01 Aug 2012
All in all I'm quite content with Sophos (10.6.8, Macbook Pro). Just one thing keeps annoying me. Is there *any* way to avoid the program's "intercheck" background routine. It's a total drain on CPU resources, howling fans and everything. (It's really annoying.)
[Version 8.0.6]


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Bb553 had trouble on 21 Jul 2012
What is the direct download link for Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition 7.3.12 - including in case Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition 8.x.x has issues/problems under OS X 10.4.11 (8S165) PPC, and OS X 10.4.11 (8S2167) Intel, that version 7.3.12 didn't have?

I see the Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition 7.3.12 release notes at http://downloads.sophos.com/readmes/readsavosx_7_eng.html - but I don't see the 7.3.12 download link listed...
[Version 8.0.5]


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Drfrank had trouble on 05 Apr 2012
Be forewarned: After installing Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition v8.0.1 I experienced a kernel panic when I restarted my mid-2010 iMac (10.7.3). I then used the Sophos Removal/Uninstall program and restarted without incident.
[Version 8.0.1 ]


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Gregm had trouble on 16 Jan 2012
Check the preferences.

1. By default, it checks for updates hourly -- and it does appear that they do frequently update their data because I see downloads happening during many of those checks.

You can change that frequency.

2. You can choose to have it look inside archives routinely or not. If you choose not -- it will still check the contents when you actually open an archive -- or manually select an archive to scan.

3. You can also tell it wether or not to do networked drives.

4. In addition to these "built-in" do-it-or-not choices, you can add specific files/folders/drives for it to ignore.

5. You can choose what it does when it finds a problem --- clean, block, move assorted sequences.

6. To save time for manual system back-ups, you can disable on-access scanning during the backup

7. Lastly --- if you out-geek yourself into the realms of outer darkness confussion --- there is allways the "restore to defaults" button. ;P
[Version 7.3.5]


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Ninja-Boy had trouble on 05 Dec 2010
Any company gets my vote when they produce a freeware product just because they are fans of Apple computers.
However, after installing this app and test-driving it for a few weeks, all I see is a white cross in the middle of the icon in the menubar. The log keeps telling me "Cannot find primary server." I'm also prevented from manually updating for the same reason. A message "Could not find primary server" keeps appearing. I noticed there is an option in Preferences for a 'secondary server' but it's non-selectable.
It would be a more reassuring to see the shield, if only it gives me the impression it's actively protecting my system.
Help anyone?
[Version 7.2.1]

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Jeff-H. replied on 02 May 2012
Do you have LittleSnitch running?

Bill_Johnson rated on 17 Mar 2014

[Version 8.0.21]



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Roes rated on 15 May 2013

[Version 8.0.10]



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Josart rated on 04 Apr 2013

[Version 8.0.10]



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Mirko1978 rated on 23 Mar 2013

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[Version 8.0.10]



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Penguirl rated on 15 Jan 2013

[Version 8.0.10]



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laetizia rated on 14 Jan 2013

[Version 8.0.10]



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Mosenga rated on 21 Oct 2012

[Version 8.0.6]


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Date:20 Jan 2010
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High-grade protection without slowing you down. Best of all, it's free full-featured anti-virus. You get business-grade protection for your Mac backed by our SophosLabs experts-they're on the job every day of the year, 24 hours a day. We'll stop, quarantine and clean up Mac or Windows threats that try to infect your computer. We can even stop new, unknown threats.

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Nobody likes system pop-ups or system slow-downs. That's why our product won't annoy you with messages or take up your computer's resources. And once you install Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition, you're the boss. Want it to just scan quietly in the background as you work? No problem. Need to create a custom scan to check what you want and leave out what you don't? It can do that, too.

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