Free anti-virus for your Mac - And why you need it!

Summary:Security form Sophos has introduced the world's first business-strength anti-virus program for Mac users - and it's completely free for home consumers What's the catch? There isn't one!

Security form Sophos has introduced the world's first business-strength anti-virus program for Mac users - and it's completely free for home consumers!

Gallery: Sophos' Mac antivirus in action

What's the catch? There isn't one! Here's what Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, had to say:

That means your home Macs can be protected automatically in-the-background with the latest anti-virus protection, checking every program you run, every file you download, every USB stick you insert, completely free. Is there a catch you're wondering? Well, nope! There isn't!

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Why do you need an anti-virus scanner for the Mac OS, after all, isn't Mac OS immune to malware?

Think again!

Here are just a few examples of the threats that face Mac users.

Fake websites masquerading as legitimate sites:

Sexy video lures:

Hacked Twitter accounts (for example, former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki):

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Download Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac.

Topics: Security, Apple, Hardware

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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