Free Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac now available on Facebook AV Marketplace

Sophos announced that its free Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition is now available on Facebook’s Antivirus Marketplace in English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish languages. The international Antivirus Marketplace connects individuals with free versions of IT security software from the world’s leading vendors.

The IT security vendor said that Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac addresses the growing concern about Mac malware, protecting home Mac users from all threats in all versions, including the current version of the Mountain Lion operating system, OS X 10.8.3, as well as OS X 10.4-10.7. It is available for free download from both the Sophos website as well as from the Facebook AV Marketplace.

Features of the Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition:

  • Full protection from viruses, Trojans and worms
  • Stops all threats, familiar and unfamiliar
  • Quarantines and removes the threats it finds
  • Business-quality antivirus, backed by SophosLabs
  • Easy installation and painless maintenance

“The Facebook AV Marketplace is a destination for our more than one billion users to ensure they’re safe from the latest security threats,” said Joe Sullivan, chief security officer, Facebook.”To help our users keep their hardware better protected, we’re pleased to offer Sophos software for those using Mac devices.”

“We continue to see significant global demand for our free antivirus tool. As Apple products grow in popularity, they’re increasingly attractive targets to hackers,” said Sunil Choudrie, product manager, Sophos. “By making this tool available on the Facebook AV Marketplace, we’re providing Facebook’s many Mac users with secure peace of mind—all of which is updated automatically.”

Sophos offers several free solutions including the Anti-Virus for Mac tool, Sophos Mobile Security, among others which can be found on its website.

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