Free Anti-Virus for Mac
Mac users generally don’t have to worry much about viruses, but with the popularity of Macs growing the likelihood of viruses appearing increases. Just recently a new trojan called Boonana Koobface appeared that affects Mac users. If you’re concerned with getting a virus on your Mac, why not download a free anti-virus app for Mac OS X?
Sophos Anti-Virus is free for home users and promises to keep you safe from viruses, trojans, and worms once it’s running. Sophos also wants to insure you that their app isn’t going to annoy you with constant alerts like some of the Windows anti-virus apps out there:
Nobody likes system pop-ups or system slow-downs. That’s why our product won’t annoy you with messages or take up your computer’s resources. And once you install Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition, you’re the boss. Want it to just scan quietly in the background as you work? No problem. Need to create a custom scan to check what you want and leave out what you don’t? It can do that, too.
I had never heard of the app before but 9to5Mac mentioned it this morning. It looks like they’re giving the Mac edition away for free in hopes to get their name established, since their paid products are all enterprise level protection. Whatever the reason, free software is always good!
You can grab the free download of Sophos Anti-Virus here.