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Boot Record Protection (Wiper Attack Protection)

Some forms of malware and ransomware attempt to inflect maximum damage by destroying the boot record of a computer, thus preventing a successful reboot or restart. These master boot record attacks are sometimes called “wiper” attacks because they essentially destroy your ability to use your computer. Sophos Home protects against these types of attacks by protecting the boot record and preventing attackers from rendering your computer useless.

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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