Everything and everybody spying on the internet. There is not something that surprises me. And personally I do not care. But i can not Compare Avast with Sophos. Is like compare B.M.W. with LADAAvast/AVG isn't really even a viable option with all of the questionable business practices and spying, right?
What @Evjl's Rain has said for ages is that avast/avg has better behaviour blocker and sophos bb is below averageAvast/AVG isn't really even a viable option with all of the questionable business practices and spying, right?
My guess is that we probably won't see a new major version this year. They just released 2.0 in January of this year, so my guess is that we won't see 3.0 until at least Jan of 2020. They are doing updates every month, mostly bug fixes/performance improvements, etc..., but a major update probably won't happen this year. If anything we may see a beta for 3.0 sometime in the fall like they did with 2.0.Product wise the sophos is still in 2018 , where avast/avg is @ 2019 already. Sophos should push something new this year atleast
I created the account and it showed I have the premium version for 1 month, but there is a button which allows you to give up the trial and move to the free version.Create an account & choose free download, or vice-versa. I forget which order it is. I did not want the free trial either because the premium modules still load and run even when you disable them.
When they add features though matters, they're already 1 year behind other suites, if not more. Home products offer them samples to train their ML which they can monetise on the enterprise, so developing the home version is not wasted effort.Sophos Home is and will be kept developed and improved, any rumor of it going down is a misinfo. There's a small team of Dev's behind Sophos Home, so don't expect sudden changes nor the announcement of them droping that project. You can check news from time to time in their official Naked Security page. Patience is virtue.