Sophos Home: Totally free antivirus for home

Discussion in 'HitmanPro (Sophos)' started by Kim at Sophos, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Kim at Sophos

    Kim at Sophos From Sophos

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    #1 Kim at Sophos, Feb 11, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2016
    Sophos Home is totally, 100% free antivirus for home being offered by Sophos. And no, there are no pesky ads asking you to upgrade. And no, this isn't just a trial period. It's free AV for your home forever*.

    Protect up to 10 devices for both Macs and PCs. Manage security settings for the whole family from any browser. And it includes web filtering so you can block your kids/uncle from accessing inappropriate sites, etc.

    Sophos Home protects with both signature based and signature-less/behavioral-based (zero day) detection (like you see in Sophos Cloud) including on-demand malware scan, on-access malware scan, malicious URL blocking, phishing protection, web filtering, and potentially unwanted app detection.

    Feel free to ask me any questions on Sophos Home right here and I'll be sure to get back to you. Learn more about Sophos Home here.

    *Or until our sun explodes, humans go extinct, etc. :eek:

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    You can get it here Free Antivirus for up to 10 Mac and Windows Users | Sophos Home
     
  2. Jaspion

    Jaspion Level 16

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    Hi!

    I have got a couple of questions, if you please:

    - Do you work for/at Sophos?
    - Is Sophos Home a purely cloud-based AV, or does it use a full offline database as well? (I'm assuming it does at least have some cloud component, but please let us know if otherwise.)

    And, of course, welcome to MT!
     
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  3. Kim at Sophos

    Kim at Sophos From Sophos

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    Thanks, Jaspion! I do work at Sophos. :) And I'm going to double check this, but I believe it's purely cloud-based. Give me a day to confirm!
     
  4. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
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    Hi @Kim at Sophos and welcome to MT :)
    I am assuming this is a stable release,please correct me if I am wrong.
    I moved and stuck this in the Sophos sub-forum as it is really not a giveaway but a free Home Antivirus.
    Once again thanks for joining and thanks for the information.
     
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  5. Kim at Sophos

    Kim at Sophos From Sophos

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    Thanks for the help! Someone else mentioned that it might be more appropriate in another forum too. Thanks for the guidance! And yes, it's stable. :)
     
  6. XhenEd

    XhenEd Level 27
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    This is good! Another free AV! \o/
     
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  7. russ0408

    russ0408 Level 4

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    I installed Sophos Home this morning so far I really like it. It's light and it's already blocked a couple nasties for me. I think this is defiantly going to be a keeper.
     
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  8. kuttan

    kuttan Level 9

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    #8 kuttan, Feb 11, 2016
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    I dont think Sophos Home free is a cloud only anti virus. The Sophos Home installation folder in program data is around 660 MB and another folder in the program files it is 242 MB. Sophos Home had local signature in addition to cloud lookup.
     
  9. Azure Phoenix

    Azure Phoenix Level 19

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    Will Sophos incorporate HitmanPro.Alert into this product?
     
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  10. kuttan

    kuttan Level 9

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  11. Axelrod Sven

    Axelrod Sven Level 3

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    Agreed with AzurePhoenix. A Sophos light but deadly suite - XG Firewall, Antivirus, Hitman Pro (where we can enable all or any of the ones we choose) would be wonderful.

    Kim, are there any plans in place for a scenario like this? A standalone Sophos antivirus... I think I'll wait for a "Sophos Internet Security" with firewall. I use it on my Android, I hope the (hopefully soon-to-be-built) suite as good on PC.
     
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  12. safe1st

    safe1st Level 16

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    Welcome to MalwareTip @Kim at Sophos
    Enjoy!

    Your products is awesome, tested it few days ago by me. Hope Sophos keep imrpove more, and become great product in future
     
  13. XhenEd

    XhenEd Level 27
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    What are its "unique" technologies that somehow make it stand out against other free AVs?
     
  14. safe1st

    safe1st Level 16

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    sandbox? On Comodo Internet Security (its free)
     
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  15. XhenEd

    XhenEd Level 27
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    No. I was asking about Sophos. :)
     
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  16. SHvFl

    SHvFl Level 32
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    Not many info on the product but it seems it's just a simple antivirus. Anyone has any idea what kind of protection it offers?
    I agree with @Azure Phoenix that if they add hitman pro alert within the product it will be powerful but they will probably only add it in their endpoint security software.
     
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  17. phyniks

    phyniks Level 6

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    I hope they stop banning my country,Iran
     
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  18. Spawn

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    Export Information on Sophos Products - Legal

     
  19. Os4a

    Os4a Level 1

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    Kim what's the idea behind going into free AV product market?
    3 years ago I used Sophos Web Security when it was paid. I went for a trial period, did not pay but impressions were good. Also before that there was a rootkit search tool (free) and virus removal too (free). And I first tried another Sophos antivirus (can't even remember the name) in 2004 or something. Good to see the company is now offering full featured free AV.
     
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  20. phyniks

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