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mzee
17-05-2018, 04:45 PM
Has anyone tried 'Sophos'? It's an anti malware similar to Malwarebytes. My Malwarebytes has another 3 months to run, also costs about the same, so I don't really want to try it at the moment.

1101
18-05-2018, 11:45 AM
Has anyone tried 'Sophos'? It's an anti malware similar to Malwarebytes. My Malwarebytes has another 3 months to run, also costs about the same, so I don't really want to try it at the moment.

what Sophos product exactly.
Sophos is a brand name (like Toyota is a brand). They make alot of claims re how good their anti crypto is.

AV free : Ive tried that . Cant comment on how effective it is.
AV free doesnt have all the features of their paid version.
Hitman : I used to use that before Sophos bought it. Its OK , wasnt as good Mbytes
Hardware Firewall : yes, tried that as well.

Mbytes is a really good product with a proven track record . It cleans better than most other AV products (id say it cleans better than any other)
Cleaning isnt the same as prevention, I'd presume it was also good at blocking malware

mzee
18-05-2018, 08:03 PM
I have Malwarebytes 3.2.2 Pro on its own on 3 computers, so far it has been very good.

Sophos Home Premium is the one which claims to cover everything that Malwarebytes does. It is cheaper, $80 for 10 machines, compared to 3 machines with Malwarebytes.

decibel
26-05-2018, 07:11 PM
I use the Sophos Home version (https://home.sophos.com/download-antivirus-pc) that gives you 10 devices free.
It also allows the administrator to access a control panel and change settings that determine what each individual PC can do.
For instance, I can set one PC to block all porn sites but others are allowed to access them.

It seems to work OK, but I will let everyone know if it fails to prevent the next virus attack here.

wainuitech
26-05-2018, 07:24 PM
Ya gotta :wub the wording relating to a few options/functions " Expires after free 30-day trial of Sophos Home Premium " Hmmmmmmmm :waughh:

manuokcz
26-05-2018, 07:45 PM
Have seen it is advertising program all the times. never try it though