Review Sophos Home Premium Released

Syafiq

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#21
It's easy enough to set one up (there's plenty of tutorials on Youtube). Just make sure you create an ISO of whichever OS you're going to be using and have a licence key on-hand so you can install said OS on the VM.
I don't have a powerful machine, my machine is very underpowered but good for day-to-day use. I need Shadow Defender to do a test in my real system :)
 
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I don't have a powerful machine, my machine is very underpowered but good for day-to-day use. I need Shadow Defender to do a test in my real system :)
Braver man than I. I wouldn't use Shadow Defender unless I had a spare PC lying around with absolutely nothing besides a fresh install of Windows on it.
 

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When Sophos was in the beta stage, people were complaining that it is very heavy on the system.
How is it now?
I too got a free 1 year license for trying to participate in the beta program, but I have not used it. In reality, I was not even able to install the beta successfully on my PC, and their support was totally non-existent.
 
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in other tests by Parsh, sophos premium (+HMPA module) were smashed by malwares and files were encrypted in several tests -> that sucks
@Evjl's Rain, any url/s? I'm curious.

They've really upped their game with this! We tested it in the lab today.

1) Sophos 'traditional' slowdowns appear to be gone. Even web browsing was snappy.
2) Integration with (some) aspects of HitmanproAlert, while fixing many of the problems HMPA was well done.
3) Extensive beta program appears to have paid off.

So far so good in testing. This is a strong, albeit not highly configurable offering.
Sounds nice and with a price of 50% ( around 27 bucks ) for 10 devices, even better. Sad it seems as a fixed offer.

On Sale! - Sophos Home Premium 50% OFF
 
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MeltdownEnemy

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Me too, at the begining of this year i tryed with a Beta license,, but in my results about sophos test experience it was tolerable to regular, I mean "no crash BS0D & medium temperature"; except that the interface was not very friendly nor customizable but it wasn't a serious problem either, I did not see adittional options for polishing to harden like eset, I like to look and touch on lowlevel. Each antivirus has good things that the other doesn't have included, for example: advanced mitigation modules from Surfright HMPA included within. Eset in their own dreams will have that. bravo! congrats. Back to the topic Another problem in sophos home premium where the resources, but it was not time to cry for the heavy loads, but i coming from using Eset Antivirus, I could not continue with the test. A Heavyweight antivirus is the first cause of why I have not chosen several popular suites, instead of getting along with the hostman, they just try to do sabotage on main resources. There is a phrase convened in several forums, the antivirus can be the malware on your system due that.. tested on TravelMate P243-M Notebook Core I3 2.40 GHz Ivy Bridge, 4GBRam Kingston 1333mhz HDDsata 5400rpm and windows 10 Pro fall creators.