Sophos is a very reputable antivirus in the business category but now it is also available for home users through a very comprehensive free home antivirus version that gives you access to technology that was only available for businesses in the past.
- Size: 283 MB
- Version: 3.1.1
- Release Date: 14-07-2020
- License: Freeware
- Operating System: All Windows
The Sophos Home program is very valuable because it includes the same power offered in the business program. This means it is very easy to keep the computer safe with it.
It will take some time to get used to Sophos Home. It is not like the regular programs of its kind that you are used to. You will need to first create a profile to use it.
After you install, the interface is quite simple. You can use color coded controls that are highly intuitive. As an example, green is meant to signal that something is allowed and red blocks a website or a program. Various options are available when it comes to blocks or what is allowed, but you want to be careful to all that is automatically marked as being a threat.
Sophos Home checks for the presence of malicious files on the hard drive and actively checks the browser to be sure that the sites you are on are actually safe.
When referring to pop ups, Sophos Home is very effective, without becoming obtrusive. If something happens, a very small window appears on your screen. A maximum of 3 appear at a time so you do not have to end up dealing with countless alerts, as with other antivirus programs.
Tests show that Sophos is one of the best antivirus programs on the market at the moment so the fact that you can get access to a free version is something to consider. Literally the only negative is that the software can become a little annoying as you have to enter your email and password every single time you want to use some of the more advanced features, although this increases security.