It is the fact that the number of viruses, Trojans, and other threats targeting Windows is greater than the number of those targeting the Macintosh. However, 95 percent of those responding to a survey conducted by Sophos believe that Macs will be targeted more and more in the future.
So as to deal with this growing threat, Sophos on Monday informed the launch of Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac. Thanks to free for home use, this tool will detect customers against all known malware, consisting of both Mac- and Windows-specific threats such as Trojan horses, viruses, worms and spyware. Most of other security companies seem to approve with this solution.
So as to deal with this growing threat, Sophos on Monday informed the launch of Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac
In the previous month, Panda Security introduced their $49.95 Panda Antivirus for Macintosh, noting that their labs see about 500 new Mac-specific threats every month. Panda states that phishing and other social engineering attacks aren’t clear to any platform. It is reported by Sophos that a number of other threat types have influence on the Mac platform consisting of malware disguised as pirated software on P2P sites. In addition, there are other erotic video links that ask for a codec which turns out to be malicious, and Windows malware passed using the Mac as a carrier.
According to Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, Apple has tacitly admitted the trouble. However, most people don’t know that Apple acknowledged the malware problem by integrating rudimentary protection against a handful of Mac Trojans in Snow Leopard. Sophos also stated that the product supplies automatic on-access detection that runs in the background, which means Mac users don’t need to run any manual scans…Moreover, strong disinfection capabilities make it easy to clean-up an infection and malware that already be in place.
At the current time, Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac is available for download. Sophos has also set up a dedicated Mac support forum to help consumers with Mac-related malware problems.