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Posted: November 8th, 2010 Author: Israel Torres Sophos declares the following in their campaign for Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition: Malware myth: Macs can’t get viruses.
Sophos Labs have detected over 1,000 threats for Mac OS.
The Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition Black Shield icon has 9 clickable selections as follows in the respective top down order. : This opens the Quarantine Manager to review and act.
1) Update Now : This checks for the latest update files. 8) Hide Status in Menu Bar : This hides the Black Shield from the menu bar.
The requirements are pretty simple as it works with Intel/PPC processors from Tiger to Snow Leopard on all Apple Mac hardware (including the latest Macbook Air released last month).
After downloading the Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac DMG (filename: savosx_72_size:~62 MB) it is highly recommended that you invoke Terminal, change to your Downloads folder and generate the message digest using the command md5 savosx_72_and match the checksum on the Sophos Tech Specs site (at the time of this writing) it is 21c3c6f2d93d0843238b9575792e06ef if the checksums do not match it is possible that the DMG corrupted during download, has been tampered with, or someone dropped the ball on synching the download page to the file.
(It’s unwise to have a blank password for your Mac but that’s another article…) During the installation Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac requires your Administrator password in order to install system components only accessible by the Administrator of the Mac system.The DMG auto mounts (labled as “Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition OS X 10.4 ”) on a default Mac system and opens a window with a two step process.The first is to to check the link labeled “Before You Install.html” which redirects you to the Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition Free Talk / Mac Talk User Forum where you can read through issues other users may be having ahead of time as well as system-wide announcements that may affect the version you are using on your system.I’ll be going through this review step-by-step and cover all the features related to the Mac system, usability, configuration and overall experience. Note: It is very important to be sure to backup your system with Time Machine or alternative back up software prior to installation and after verifying you have the requirements necessary to install and run adequately.
Version: 7.2.1C Threat detection engine: 3.12.11 Threat data: 4.59 Release date: November 1, 2010 Protects against 2111062 threats Prior to even downloading the downloadable installation check over the Tech Specs page to verify that your system is up to par with what the software supports.A quick tweet to could help fix that although no guarantees.