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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    Sophos Home will be receiving constant improvements over the coming months and years. While it’s not completely certain whether HitmanPro will be incorporated in Sophos Home, I can say that HitmanPro can work in unison with Sophos Home. Other AV products have to be removed before you can install Sophos Home, but not HitmanPro. We’ve specifically designed it so they can work together. And if you want to add an Home XG Firewall to the mix, we are definitely not stopping you!
     
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  2. Kim at Sophos

    Kim at Sophos From Sophos

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    You can certainly add the Sophos Home XG Firewall to the mix, however, I'm not sure at this point if we have plans for Sophos Home to incorporate UTM and become one integrated product for home use.
     
  3. Kim at Sophos

    Kim at Sophos From Sophos

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    #23 Kim at Sophos, Feb 12, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 13, 2016
    I'll update my post to reflect this, but 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. Yes, I'll admit the product looks simple but it's got a lot of firepower behind it.
     
  4. JKozarac

    JKozarac Level 1

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    Shame for the list of the supported web browsers for the Sophos dashboard.
    There is no Opera and Pale Moon.

    Of course, thumbs up for the free version of a great AV solution.
     
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  5. Alex at Sophos

    Alex at Sophos From Sophos
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    Sophos has offered free security tools (like the virsus removal tool, home UTM firewall, etc.) primarily as a means to expand the visibility and awareness of Sophos products and to encourage users to experience what Sophos can do first hand. Our business customers can also improve their security when they protect their employees' personal computers, so we offer the free tools for that as well.
     
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  6. upnorth

    upnorth Level 11

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    Cuba should also hopefully soon be removed from the same restriction/embargo but the wheels turns slow as usual...
     
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  7. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61
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    I like the way Sophos have indeed potential and effective in the world of security landscape and having with straightforward free version open to users for having alternatives.

    One of the up to date on latest threats especially the blog which matches to the current threats happening today.
     
  8. Pat MacKnife

    Pat MacKnife Level 4

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    #28 Pat MacKnife, Feb 15, 2016
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    A free version will also make publicity for their paid solutions i think ?! ;)
    This is now my main AV :)
     
  9. ifacedown

    ifacedown Level 17

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    Please do tell us, how do you say that Sophos Home is better than free Comodo, Avast, etc. Please do tell us why. I tried it before but because it has no quarantine I uninstalled it.
     
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  10. XavierGaming

    XavierGaming Level 3

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    Please do add a local settings page or dashboard. I find this product quite decent over some free antiviruses, however, this product needs a local settings page or dashboard. By the way, please add the feature to delete logs from the online dashboard. :D
     
  11. CySecy825

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    #31 CySecy825, Feb 26, 2016
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    One Reason why i don,t use Sophos home is that it will Automate remove threats.
     
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  12. Axelrod Sven

    Axelrod Sven Level 3

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    Supposing I have only one dedicated PC, what Firewall should I use alongside Sophos Antivirus? People say Windows Firewall is good enough, but really... is there anyone here who would hire a Microsoft security guard or Microsoft security software for their bank vaults?

    Jokes apart, I like the fact that the XG Firewall is free for home users too. But it requires a dedicated PC... and I need both my laptops for home & work (BYOD).
     
  13. XavierGaming

    XavierGaming Level 3

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    You can try Comodo Firewall if you're advanced enough, if not, you can consult someone here in MT. :D
     
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  14. blueblackwow65

    blueblackwow65 Level 11

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    Would this work with latest webroot?
     
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  15. Tony Cole

    Tony Cole Level 27

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    Sophos wouldn't work on my computer, Chrome kept shutting down, then system would freeze - anyone else had such issues?
     
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  16. Azure Phoenix

    Azure Phoenix Level 19

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    Does Sophos Home have a website for changelog? Also a lot of people have said the product doesn't have a quarantine, would it be possible to incorporate it?
     
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  17. jmdbox

    jmdbox New Member

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    #37 jmdbox, Mar 3, 2016
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    Works pretty good here, so far running it for a couple days on windows 10 64-bit.

    Edit: As to the above poster with chrome problems, i use chrome and firefox and neither seem to be a problem with Sophos Home here on my system.
     
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  18. Pat MacKnife

    Pat MacKnife Level 4

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    There is an update today to version 1.0.3
    No changelog yet.
     
  19. Windows_Security

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    #39 Windows_Security, Mar 13, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2016
    I tried to add Sophos Home XG firewall to the mix on my desktop PC. Now Sophos Home and all my other programs are removed. Windows restore is not working, please advice?
     
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  20. Pat MacKnife

    Pat MacKnife Level 4

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