Free Sophos Antivirus for PC or Mac on 3 devices
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Free Sophos Antivirus for PC or Mac on 3 devices

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Found 5th Jul
100% free to use by one of the best commercial brands for network security. Both PC or Mac options and you can use 1 account for 3 devices too.

Also gives you 30 days free of the premium (no card needed either so you don't have to worry about it upgrading you). Been using it for a while at home and it's perfect for everyday users, work has the commercial version which is very costly so no idea why they did the free option!

If you did want to upgrade try this code I found - 20OFFSHP

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Bit misleading. Sophos Home is free - full stop. The 'deal' here is actually the voucher code which I assume is 20% off the premium version, though that information isn't clearly mentioned.
Edited by: "SuperJoe" 5th Jul
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Bit misleading. Sophos Home is free - full stop. The 'deal' here is actually the voucher code which I assume is 20% off the premium version, though that information isn't clearly mentioned.
Edited by: "SuperJoe" 5th Jul
"100% free to use by one of the best commercial brands for network security" - sorry that isn't clear enough as the very first line? Or the title maybe? "Free Sophos Antivirus for PC or Mac on 3 devices"

The point is its FREE! But since I found a code if someone wanted to upgrade then they can, and get something off the price. I didn't try the voucher it might be £20 off, I will try that and update to clear that part up.
Your work wouldn't be able to use the free version as it's for home use only, they need to be on the paid license version, but I would use this at home as I am a fan of Sophos
Edited by: "Shaftymorgan" 5th Jul
I've used this for a year and I have 4 computers, sounds like they've reduced it to 3 now for the freebie account?
They did recently give me an offer of1 year license for 10 device for half regular price....I didn't bother as free version is fine for me
Edited by: "spannerzone" 5th Jul
Not particularly great deal there’s cheaper AV options.
Windows 7 and 10 users, why use a third party antivirus when windows defender is built in the operating system for free ?
twisterteddy17 m ago

Windows 7 and 10 users, why use a third party antivirus when windows …Windows 7 and 10 users, why use a third party antivirus when windows defender is built in the operating system for free ?


MS have improved greatly, so that is now a really good question
How do you get cheaper than FREE ?
spannerzone9 h, 15 m ago

I've used this for a year and I have 4 computers, sounds like they've …I've used this for a year and I have 4 computers, sounds like they've reduced it to 3 now for the freebie account?They did recently give me an offer of1 year license for 10 device for half regular price....I didn't bother as free version is fine for me



Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, cheeky that!, huh?, lol.
Shaftymorgan12 h, 17 m ago

Your work wouldn't be able to use the free version as it's for home use …Your work wouldn't be able to use the free version as it's for home use only, they need to be on the paid license version, but I would use this at home as I am a fan of Sophos



YEP!, I'm a fan of Sophos too, so I'll definately be trying this too, lol.
smush14 h, 55 m ago

Not particularly great deal there’s cheaper AV options.



Home version is free anyway but which ones are better?

As far as I remember the difference between this and others isn't likely to be that big. Main issue for me would be how intrusive they are. I've had Bitdefender installed which is pretty good and shows me a popup each time a program tries to do something unexpected which is useful but can be annoying when I can't identify what program it is.

Avast has become very annoying with all the promotion popups that keep appearing as is the case with Kaspersky.
Not really a deal as all the major AV companies offer a free home version that has somewhat limited features. They offer it for free in the hope that they convince you (with pop ups) to upgrade to their 'Premium' version which you have to pay for........... it's a marketing strategy, not a deal!!
We have used Sophos in our 100 primary schools for years. We are looking at alternatives.
Assuming the basic Anti-Virus part is the same, its quite resource hungry, particularly RAM, even with many features disabled.
I personally use Malwarebytes Premium. I would also be happy with just Windows 10 built in Defender too, or the free version of Bitdefender, which is my favourite normal AV.

Its still better than Norton.
smush5th Jul

Not particularly great deal there’s cheaper AV options.


What's cheaper than free?
SmashingK13 h, 33 m ago

Home version is free anyway but which ones are better? As far as I …Home version is free anyway but which ones are better? As far as I remember the difference between this and others isn't likely to be that big. Main issue for me would be how intrusive they are. I've had Bitdefender installed which is pretty good and shows me a popup each time a program tries to do something unexpected which is useful but can be annoying when I can't identify what program it is.Avast has become very annoying with all the promotion popups that keep appearing as is the case with Kaspersky.


Nothing can protect you 100% all of the time I would still exercise caution when using the internet or connecting external devices. All the offerings out there do a decent job and most of it comes down to preferences and comfort. However with the current climate of state sponsored cyber attacks I would pick a product that has good relations with the UK and a good track record in tests conducted by independent labs.
My picks in order would be Avira, Bitdefender, Comodo, F-Secure, Avast, AVG. All of these except F-Secure have a free version, however this is usually supported with ads so if you can afford it perhaps consider premium versions. There are deals to be had online through Amazon etc some are even bundled with your broadband.

Microsoft Windows 10 seems to have very good built in security now however I’m still not trusting it myself yet.
onamission1002 h, 10 m ago

What's cheaper than free?


Except the deal was 20% off the paid version which is why I said even at that price there’s better options.
PeskyEscley2 h, 23 m ago

We have used Sophos in our 100 primary schools for years. We are looking …We have used Sophos in our 100 primary schools for years. We are looking at alternatives.Assuming the basic Anti-Virus part is the same, its quite resource hungry, particularly RAM, even with many features disabled.I personally use Malwarebytes Premium. I would also be happy with just Windows 10 built in Defender too, or the free version of Bitdefender, which is my favourite normal AV.Its still better than Norton.


Don’t you require enterprise versions for use in schools?
Please don’t install malware on your computer
d70cw610 h, 9 m ago

Please don’t install malware on your computer


Loooooooooool.

Similar is said of Norton AntiVirus/Norton Security Products, McAfee brand of Products too, and guess what?, Kaspersky ALSO!, and ...

Pretty much every notable Software-based Anti Viral out there really (bar none!), has gone through 'similar' in it's time too, if we're honest?.


Even AVG, AVAST and Comodo have suffered the same? (and they're arguably some of the BEST free AntiVirus/Security Software out there ...

So depends on interpretation really?, lol. :-D
amour3k20 m ago

Loooooooooool.Similar is said of Norton AntiVirus/Norton Security …Loooooooooool.Similar is said of Norton AntiVirus/Norton Security Products, McAfee brand of Products too, and guess what?, Kaspersky ALSO!, and ...Pretty much every notable Software-based Anti Viral out there really (bar none!), has gone through 'similar' in it's time too, if we're honest?.Even AVG, AVAST and Comodo have suffered the same? (and they're arguably some of the BEST free AntiVirus/Security Software out there ...So depends on interpretation really?, lol. :-D


What are your questions again?
You weren’t particularly articulate.
d70cw616 m ago

What are your questions again?You weren’t particularly articulate.


I'm assuming you didn't understand the comment that preceded mine then? (to which I actually based the nature of my initial comment on then ... )
d70cw610 h, 47 m ago

Please don’t install malware on your computer


I believe a simple comment was initially posed, which was then furthered by a similarly simple response back also, etc?.

No PhD England required for it ... (or so I assumed?).
amour3k8 m ago

I'm assuming you didn't understand the comment that preceded mine then? …I'm assuming you didn't understand the comment that preceded mine then? (to which I actually based the nature of my initial comment on then ... )I believe a simple comment was initially posed, which was then furthered by a similarly simple response back also, etc?.No PhD England required for it ... (or so I assumed?).


Wow, you seem particularly unpleasant.
Your use of English is really quite odd. I think you’re mixing up questions with statements in your verbal diatribe.

Good god, you’re not Australian are you?
amour3k3 h, 25 m ago

I'm assuming you didn't understand the comment that preceded mine then? …I'm assuming you didn't understand the comment that preceded mine then? (to which I actually based the nature of my initial comment on then ... )I believe a simple comment was initially posed, which was then furthered by a similarly simple response back also, etc?.No PhD England required for it ... (or so I assumed?).


Yes its technically the enterprise version, but I expect the product is effectively the same, just a different endpoint software on the client.
smush7th Jul

Don’t you require enterprise versions for use in schools?

Spoke to apple their staff are of the opinion if your mac is up to date you don’t need to add AV
cwj382010th Jul

Spoke to apple their staff are of the opinion if your mac is up to date …Spoke to apple their staff are of the opinion if your mac is up to date you don’t need to add AV


Please, dont listen to people who are called "geniuses" as a job title - if someone at Apple actually said that to you then that is outrageous. Apple OS' are indeed less susceptible to viruses/malware etc - in comparison to PC i'd guess at 99 to 1 but they still are vulnerable to threats of various natures!

However an Anti Virus these days is not just that, it protects you for a multitude of things from browser plugins, malicious files like Macros embedded in a harmless documents, website spoofing and I even think that the crypto viruses hit Macs too (could be wrong) - I am sure some of the IT guys from larger companies can chime in on more horror stories.

Point is, have something, free or paid but just do not have nothing regardless of PC or MAC. I have nothing against Macs before the usual PC vs Mac arguments inevitably start!
I put Sophos Free on the ms. Mac some years ago. Then out of the blue last week got an email fron Sophos saying my 30 day free trial had expired.
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