Threat Analysis

Welcome to SophosLabs. We’re the people behind the scenes, collecting, correlating and analyzing data to provide the best protection for every Sophos customer. We’ve developed a state of the art big data analytics system so we can efficiently process the millions of emails, URLs, files, and other data points that come into the labs each day.

We draw upon this data and extensive experience to develop new definitions that detect entire classes of threats, even new variants. We investigate edge cases, monitor trends and tune our products for ever better protection. And, with Live Protection and Live Anti-spam, you benefit from all our data and analysis in real time.

With all this work, you may wonder if we ever sleep. The answer is: we don’t! Our facilities in Australia, Hungary, England, and Canada allow us to follow the sun, ensuring analysts are on duty to respond to new threats and analyze customer submissions 24/7/365.

Free Mac Antivirus

Stops all threats, even those designed for Windows. Not only is your computer safe, files you send to other computers are safe from threats too.

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition is free and easy to install and use.


Requires at least Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)

Protect and secure your Android devices

Our Sophos Mobile Security app protects your Android device without reducing performance or battery life. Using up-to-the-minute intelligence from SophosLabs, we automatically scan apps as you install them. This antivirus functionality helps you avoid undesirable software that may lead to data loss and unexpected costs. And if your device is lost or stolen, a remote lock or wipe will shield your personal information from prying eyes.

  • Scan all of your new and existing apps for malware
  • 100% free! Totally, absolutely, completely
  • Works on all Android devices with Version 2.2 or higher
  • Won't slow down your mobile device



Free Virus Removal Tool

We know all about viruses and they’re a pain. They can slow down your computer or try to steal your data and you might not even know you have one. What you need is a quick and easy way to find and get rid of them.

That’s why we’re giving you a handy little tool that does exactly that. Even if you already have antivirus installed on your computer you can install our Windows-based tool to identify and clean up infections your antivirus might have missed.


Free UTM Home Edition

Our free Home Use Firewall is a fully equipped software version of the Sophos UTM firewall, available at no cost for home users – no strings attached. It features full Network, Web, Mail and Web Application Security with VPN functionality and protects up to 50 IP addresses. The Sophos UTM Free Home Use firewall contains its own operating system and will overwrite all data on the computer during the installation process. Therefore, a separate, dedicated computer is needed, which will change into a fully functional security appliance. Just right for the spare PC you have sitting in the corner!


Sophos UTM Essential Firewall

The UTM Essential Firewall is a free version of the Sophos UTM software. Start today and implement a free firewall into your company’s IT environment without charge and no strings attached.

  • Provides fundamental network security functions for any business
  • Available as software or virtual appliance without user/IP limitations
  • Easily upgraded to a full-featured Sophos UTM appliance



Network Security Scan

Your antivirus might have missed something. This free Network Security Scan tool scans up to 200 computers to detect and isolate threats. Whether from removable media, games, peer-to-peer software—we’ll show you where the threats are.

  • Scan for threats on your network—up to 200 machines
  • See if your current antivirus missed anything
  • Works alongside your existing antivirus



Browse threat analyses

Top prevalent malware

Family Percent Trend

Top web threats

Family Percent Trend

Top spamming countries

Country % of Spam

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