Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac

Some problems in 10.8

Some problems in 10.7

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac

Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac icon

Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

Anti-virus for Mac - Free for non-commercial use. Works well as antivirus in Mac OS Lion 10.7.x, but can cause severe problems with overheating due to "Intercheck" process, and use of real-time scanning can really slow down your computer.

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Please note that version 7.x of Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac has not been updated to support Mountain Lion. Customers should ensure they are running version 8.0.6 or higher to get Mountain Lion support

Version 8.0.6, Icon does not display in menu bar on my iMac, 2.7GHz Intel Core i5 .

Restarting my iMac corrected the problem with the icon not being displayed in the menu bar. Works fine.

Icon in menu bar is not displaying again, could be a minor bug.

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[ david]davidAnonymous 25 Jul 2012 19:45

Status does not show up in the menu bar on my iMac 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5. Running Sophos version 8.0.6

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[ floridabrits]floridabritsfloridabrits 31 Jul 2012 12:11

Icon does not show in status bar for me either (new Macbook Air running latest version of Sophos) after upgrade to Mountain Lion. There is talk about this at:

This is now solved with 8.0.6c available at:

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[ Al]AlAnonymous 17 Aug 2012 02:22

In Version 8.0.6, on a MacBook Pro 13 in. Intel Core i5, the icon of Sophos doesn't appear on the top menu bar.

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[ miz_mdk]miz_mdkAnonymous 05 Nov 2012 06:29

Severe problems with overheating due to "intercheck" process

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ james]jamesAnonymous 16 Aug 2011 03:37

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac 7.3.2C. The option to scan a file in Finder via the shortcut menu has disappeared in Lion.

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[ james]jamesAnonymous 16 Aug 2011 23:30

The issue of which I spoke above has been resolved upon update to Lion 10.7.1.

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