Sophos Home for Macs

Upgrade your old Mac antivirus to our latest cybersecurity.

Frequently Asked Questions About Upgrading
  • Important Notice for Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) Users

    Sophos Home ended support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks on July 15th, 2017. The last security update from Apple for OS X 10.9 Mavericks was in July 2016. While Apple continues to provide security updates for more recent versions of macOS, these updates are no longer provided for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

    As a cybersecurity company, we strongly encourage our users to stay current on all operating system and security updates to best protect themselves. Therefore, if you are currently still running 10.9, we require that you upgrade to macOS 10.12 or later, and then install Sophos Home. This will ensure that you receive the latest security and system updates, and the best protection with Sophos Home. Otherwise, Sophos Home will not install or run on your Mac.

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It’s time for a FREE upgrade.

The free Mac antivirus you downloaded years ago is finally reaching the end of its life. So we’re offering an even better antivirus program to replace what you had for FREE – Sophos Home. It utilizes modern, evolved techniques at fighting malware, protects you online, and allows you to protect multiple Macs (and even PCs).

Sophos Home protects Mac users in three primary ways:


Real-time antivirus

Sophos Home protects against malware, viruses, trojans, worms, bots, ransomware, and more.


Web protection

Sophos Home prevents connections to compromised or dangerous sites, and includes parental web filtering.


Remote management

Sophos Home secures multiple computers in any location from a simple web interface.

Independent, third-party reviews

  • PC Security Channel Video Review

    “Hands down the best results I have ever seen! …Absolutely flawless!”
    The PC Security Channel


    “Excellent scores in our hands-on tests and independent lab tests."

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    Macworld Editors Choice 2019

    “…the most extensive and up-to-date approach to fighting malware at an unbeatable price."

    SE Labs AAA badges

    Awarded highest AAA
    Total Accuracy Rating 5 times in a row

    Sophos Home is powered by the same award-winning Sophos endpoint protection technologies used by businesses all over the world.


    "#1 Malware Protection Rate - Sophos Intercept X Advanced blocked 99.9% of the malware with 0 false alarms"


    "#1 in Malware Protection, #1 in Exploit Protection"

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Want even more protection? Sophos Home comes with a free 30-day trial of Sophos Home Premium which adds advanced ransomware security, privacy protection, and premium support.