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Antivirus Scanner

Ensuring your computer is safe from the latest cyber-threats is more important than ever. Sophos Home leverages the vast, continuously updated SophosLabs databases of millions of known and newly discovered viruses, malware, Trojans, worms, bots, unwanted applications, ransomware, and more. Sophos Home’s built-in antivirus scanner detects malicious files through both traditional system scans and with real-time scanning when any file is written, moved, accessed, or run. Additionally, Sophos Home uses a smart scan to intelligently scan the most commonly used locations, such as the Downloads folder, to quickly find malware without having to scan every file on the machine.

Sophos Home Free includes a free 30-day trial of Premium plus an immediate Advanced Malware Removal to thoroughly clean your computer of any current malware infections.

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System Requirements as of 30 January 2019

Windows 7, 8/8.1, or 10
Minimum 1 GB of free disk space / Minimum 1 GB of RAM

macOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, or 10.14
Minimum 4 GB of free disk space / Minimum 4 GB of RAM

Supported Browsers: Microsoft Edge / Internet Explorer 10 /
Apple Safari / Google Chrome / Mozilla Firefox

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