Sophos Home for Macs

Free business grade security for
your home Macs and PCs

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Simple. Effective. Free.

Sophos Home for Mac antivirus 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 and was named 'Best Free Antivirus for Macs' by Tom's Guide. Best of all, you can manage security settings for the whole family from any browser.

Best Free Antivirus for Mac

“Sophos offers best-in-class protection and parental controls for free while leaving a small performance impact.”

-Henry T. Casey
  • Easy to Install and Manage

    Quickly register and begin adding Mac and PC computers in no time. Installation is fast and you can start a virus scan or add new web filters immediately. Secure up to 10 Mac or PC computers located anywhere in the world. Enjoy no ads, pop-ups, or prompts to enter credit card information.

  • Block Unwanted Content

    Control the content your family can view with web filtering. Easily decide what to allow, warn, or block for each computer. Sophos Home for Mac will also automatically block websites that contain malware and viruses, bad websites pretending to be legitimate, and phishing attacks.

  • Advanced Computer Security

    Sophos Home for Mac will remove malware, viruses, ransomware, and malicious apps and programs. This antivirus software goes far beyond signature-based prevention of known malware. Sophos Home for Mac correlates suspicious behaviors and activities using real-time threat intelligence from SophosLabs.

Go Ahead. Make the Comparisons.

  Sophos Home AVG Antivirus
Protection FREE
Avast Free
Antivirus
ANTIVIRUS AND ANTI-MALWARE
FREE FOR HOME USE
PC MAGAZINE EDITOR RATING OF
“EXCELLENT”
PROTECTS BOTH MAC AND PC
BLOCK INAPPROPRIATE OR
UNWANTED WEBSITES
   
MANAGE UP TO 10 COMPUTERS
FROM A WEB BROWSER
   

Home is Where the Hype is.

"Exceeds the standards of its competitors..."

“Sophos Home is not only able to meet, but exceed the standards of its competitors. Its simplicity, reliability, and versatility are more than able to meet the needs of the modern online user." -Softonic

"Best Free Antivirus for Mac"

“Sophos offers best-in-class protection and parental controls for free while leaving a small
performance impact.” –Henry T. Casey

"Our test was flawless…"

“The very clean and simple design of the program interface, both in the program window and the management console, makes it very easy to use...Protection against Mac malware in our test was flawless.” -AV-Comparatives

System Requirements

Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, or 10.11
Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, or Windows 10

Minimum 1 GB of free disk space
Minimum 1 GB of RAM

Supported Browsers for Home

Apple Safari
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later

Please note that this free version of Sophos Home for Macintosh is for private and non-commercial use, letting you protect up to ten computers per account. If you would like to use Sophos Home in a business, commercial, or government organization,
we invite you to try Sophos Cloud for free at Sophos.com.