Mac computers dont normally have many problems with antivirus or malware affecting their operating systems. But as Mac’s continue to grow in popularity more malicious software might try to worm its way on to your Mac system.
If you concerned that your system might be vulnerable to attack Sophos have today unveiled their new free antivirus software designed specifically for Mac machines.
Chet Wisniewski, a senior security advisor at Sophos says Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac also detects malware written for Windows that Mac users can spread via USB drives and e-mail.
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac
– Protects Intel – and Power PC-based Macintosh computers against known and unknown threats
– Detects and disinfects viruses, Trojans, worms and spyware in real time and on demand
– Enables scalable, central configuration and monitoring alongside Sophos AntiVirus on Windows computers
– Automatically guard against unknown threats with unique Behavioral Genotype Protection
– Detects viruses in compressed attachments, including recursive archives
– Provides automatic centralized reporting of every virus incident
The new software will compete with other Mac antivirus software such as ClamXav, Avast, and PCTools’ iAntiVirus.
You can download a copy here.