Best can be Free, Sophos Anti-Virus & Why it is the one of the Best.

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A fellow co-worker asked a familiar question, which I have been asked hundreds of times. What Anti-Virus should I use? I truly believe there is not  ‘one’ answer but it my answer is “it depends”. Here are some questions that you will need to answer to make sure you get the right solution.

Is this a new computer or a computer which does not show any significant infections?
Does your computer have viruses and you are looking to get rid of them?
Do you want to be prepared for Ransomware?
Are you looking for basic internet security?

Now, if you answer YES to all of the above, then you need a robust End Point Protection. It is also a matter of what software, techniques, best practices you will need to combat the threats and  surf the internet safely. We can now confidently say, it is not one solution, definitely not one software.

In the last decade I have evaluated and implemented several providers, such as Kaspersky Lab, Norton ,Intel Security Group (previously McAfee, Inc) , AVG and several other star security companies and found almost all did a pretty decent job at applying fixes or stopping some of the popular infections, then came zero day attacks.  Essentially when a vulnerability is identified and leaked to the masses, the bad guys/gals produce malware to exploit it within few hours and when that happens you need something more than traditional anti-virus.

We recommend Sophos , Free business-grade security for your home Macs and PCs.

Simple. Effective. Free.

Sophos Home protects every Mac and PC in your home from malware, viruses, ransomware, and inappropriate websites. It uses the same award-winning technology that IT professionals trust to protect their businesses. Best of all, you can manage security settings for the whole family—whether they’re down the hall or across the world using their central management console.

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So what do you get with Sophos?

  • Advanced Computer Security
  • Easy to Install and Manage
  • Block Unwanted Content
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