Sophos' free Home AV is a family PC must-have

August 31, 2016 0 Comments twitter, linkedin, antivirus, Sophos

One of the downsides of being a techie is that you are generally called upon to help support PCs of family members. More often than not, this is due to virus or malware problems on Windows, meaning good protection is essential.

For a little while now I've been using Sophos Home, which is a consumer focused version of the excellent business product, sold for the fantastic price of free!

Feature wise, it remains impressive, including...

  • both AV and Malware protection
  • web management support for up to 10 PCs or Macs per account
  • inappropriate / dangerous website blocking

In use its perfect. Easy to install for non experts, manual scans can be initiated by the web interface and the web filters can be updated in the same way.

Definitely worth a look if you are that guy / gal.

Download from the Sophos site.