Windows 10: Sophos Home?

Discus and support Sophos Home? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Have anyone ever heard and tried Sophos Home free antivirus? If yes, than do you think this software worth it to replace Windows Defender? Just... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by RubberDucky, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Sophos Home?


    Have anyone ever heard and tried Sophos Home free antivirus? If yes, than do you think this software worth it to replace Windows Defender? Just curious.

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    RubberDucky, Oct 30, 2016
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  2. No CD/DVD drive after Windows 10 Anniversary Update

    IT WAS SOPHOS! HOLY COW I LOVE YOU RIGHT NOW! Uninstalled Sophos, rebooted, drives all showed up, reinstalled Sophos and rebooted again and the drives are still present. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    Evernight2020, Oct 30, 2016
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  3. swansojb Win User
    CD/DVD drive not appearing in File Explorer since latest Windows 10 update

    Sophos Not installed. From article Sophos appears to be linked with AMD and it's not an AMD PC.
     
    swansojb, Oct 30, 2016
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  4. Sophos Home?

    Hi:

    I have no personal experience with the product.
    But, from what I have seen at other fora, it is relatively new (Feb 2016) and is cloud-based, with the inherent advantages and disadvantages of that approach.
    Aside from MS MSE/WD, most of the "free" AVs carry some disadvantages, including toolbars, upgrade ads/popups, reduced features, reduced support, etc. So one must weigh those factors against the free cost.
    I do not know whether these drawbacks plague this Sophos product, too.
    >>As of March 2016, however, it did lack a quarantine feature or the ability to restore a False Positive -- I do not know if that has been fixed yet.
    >>Slow scan times have also been reported by some users.

    Having said that, most of the feedback I see at other fora is generally positive.

    Cheers,
    MM
     
    MoxieMomma, Oct 30, 2016
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  5. Local settings can be changed only online via IE's interface window, I assume activex?!
    So you need IE to be installed, in order to use it. There are better alternatives than this.
    If you are interested in cloud AV, try Panda, but it can block internet while checking files.
     
    TairikuOkami, Apr 5, 2018
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