Security software vendor Sophos is making it as easy and inexpensive as possible for Mac users to protect their PCs and data from being infected with malware.
As eSecurity Planet reports, the free A/V app will scan files and email and be on the lookout for pieces of malware that may have originally been written for Windows machines but somehow managed to contaminate a Mac via a USB drive or other external device.
“The cybercriminals aren’t kids messing around in back bedrooms any longer,” Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at Sophos, wrote in a blog post. “They’re organized and professional. And, unfortunately, many Mac users may have been too blasé about securing their computers, making the growing Apple user base an attractive one to target.”
Security software vendor Sophos is giving away free anti-malware software for Mac users who probably don’t even think they need it but might want to download it just to be on the safe side.
Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac is geared for users running OSX 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard). It’s a full-featured antivirus and anti-malware suite that scans files for Trojans, viruses and other threats and will update itself as new malware strains are discovered.