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November 2, 2010

Sophos Anti-Virus offers free protection for Mac

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by Darren Allan

Sophos has launched a free anti-virus program for the Mac.

Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac is designed to tackle what the company calls the growing concern over Mac targeted malware. While there is far more malware aimed at Windows, of course, Mac OS X is slowly growing its market share, making it a more attractive proposition for cyber-criminals.

Chris Kraft, Product Management VP at Sophos, commented: “While most businesses recognise the importance of protecting their Mac computers from malware threats, most home users do not.”

“By offering free industrial-strength security to home users, we aim to protect Mac users against today’s and tomorrow’s Mac threats. Everyone knows that Macs are beautiful computers – Sophos wants to lend a hand to keep them that way.”

The anti-virus program provides automatic on-access detection against existing and new threats. Sophos has also launched a dedicated Mac support forum for troubleshooting help.

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