Sophos has come up with a free home edition of its antivirus program for Windows PC. Sophos Home for Windows PC is an enterprise-level antivirus program that provides protection against various malware programs. This free antivirus software is capable of monitoring settings for any browser and its family as well as change it.
Sophos Home Free Antivirus
You can now protect your Windows PC from malicious software and viruses with the help of Sophos Home free antivirus program. This edition is only for private and non-commercial use. You can connect up to 10 PCs per account.
The free antivirus program offers as many as features as that of a feature-loaded antivirus program. However, it has some smart features, such as Virus Alert. Instead of deleting the threat or virus or malware program automatically, this home edition antivirus program displays an alert for the next action. Whatever may be the choice, the corrupt or suspicious file cannot be opened or copied to any other location, when Sophos Home’s scanner is enabled. This particular feature makes Sophos, one of the most reliable antivirus programs.
In spite of being a feature-rich antivirus program, this program does not slow down the computer. Sophos Home has a clean functionality and offers an easy to understand dashboard. Due to this, you can keep a close attention to your online activities and data. Typically, a Sophos Home dashboard looks as follows:
Sophos Home Free now includes artificial intelligence-based threat protection to provide predictive and intuitive defense against known and unknown malware for all PC users.
This feature, which was originally only available for Sophos Home Premium accounts, gives all PC users access to leading predictive technology originally created by data scientists for IT professionals. One of the first free offerings in the cybersecurity space to offer a deep learning-based AI engine, the smart system can catch new and unknown variants earlier than traditional methods that rely on sample analysis and signature generation.
- Detection and blocking of known and unknown malware in milliseconds
- Evaluation of files before they run to stop brand new, never-before-seen, “zero-day” attacks
- Continuous monitoring for behavior that reflects a malware attack
- Malicious malware detection and removal.
How to install and use Sophos Home free antivirus program
Installing and using Sophos free anti-virus program is quite easy. It all starts with creating an account with Sophos using your name, email ID and a password.
Once you submit your details, a confirmation link is sent to your email ID. On confirmation, you can log into your Sophos Home account and see this dashboard.
From this point onwards you can start adding your computers in the antivirus program. Click on ‘Install’ for the Windows PC you are using and to add other PCs, click on ‘Add to other computers’.
The antivirus program gets downloaded and installed within no time. However, the existing antivirus programs on your Windows PC may stop Sophos Home from installing. Hence, you may have to disable those antivirus programs for a while; or worst, you may have to uninstall them totally. After the installation, an icon is created on your desktop for reaching out to and enable the program easily.
Once you are geared up with all elements of Sophos Home; now simply keep the program running on your Windows PC. The antivirus program will keep your PC safe from any malicious programs, viruses, and online threats.
To download the Sophos Home Free Antivirus program on your Windows PC, create a free account now and start protecting your Windows PC.
Looking for free tools from Sophos? Take a look at:
- Sophos Virus Removal Tool
- Sophos UTM Essential Network Firewall Free
- Sophos XG Firewall Home Edition.