Protect all of your home Windows computers from cyber threats

Sophos Home Premium

Sophos Home Premium

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  • Latest Version

    Sophos Home Premium 4.3.1.2 LATEST

  • Review by

    Michael Reynolds

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

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Sophos Home Premium protects every Windows PC in your home from malware, viruses, ransomware, and inappropriate websites. It uses the same award-winning technology that IT professionals trust to protect their businesses. Best of all, you can manage security settings for the whole family from any browser.



Originally created by data scientists at Sophos Labs for business customers. Now incorporated into the consumer offering – one of the first in the consumer cybersecurity space. Detects and blocks known and unknown malware in milliseconds.
  • Malware scan and clean
  • AI Threat Detection
  • Ransomware Security
  • Security Management
  • Privacy Protection
  • Web Protection
  • Real-Time Antivirus
  • Parental Web Filtering
  • Premium Support
Predictive and intuitively evaluate files before they even run and stop brand new, never-before-seen, “zero-day” attacks. Prevents cybercriminals from using unpatched vulnerabilities in your OS or apps as wide-open doors into your PC. Stops “trusted” apps from being controlled and inadvertently wreaking havoc on your system. Prevents rogue processes from capturing sensitive credential information, such as usernames and passwords, from memory.

Features and Highlights

Business-Class Security
For the first time, many of the same real-time protection technologies available in Intercept X, the world's most advanced endpoint protection product for business users, are now available in Sophos Home Premium. Now you have the same level of protection trusted by leading banks, governments, and businesses worldwide.

Stop Ransomware
The software not only provides the most advanced protection against ransomware, but it can also detect a ransomware attack in progress, block it, and automatically roll back your files to an unencrypted state.

Reclaim Your PC
Immediately after installation, It performs a deep PC scan and clean to eradicate all traces of malware and unwanted applications that may be slowing down your computer or threatening your security.

Secure any computer from any computer
With Antivirus, you can easily view and manage computer security for anyone in your life - whether they're in the same house or in another country. And it works for both Macs and PCs.

Privacy Protection
Did you know that cybercriminals can use your webcam or microphone to secretly spy on you? Sophos Home alerts you when an outside source is attempting to access your webcam or microphone, giving you the option to allow or block the action.

Online Banking Protection
Sophos Home Premium protects your banking and credit card information from being intercepted by third parties and key-logger software. "Our advanced technologies have earned the MRG Effitas certification for Secure Online Banking".

Parental Web Filtering
Control what content you and your family have access to by blocking access to websites based on simple categories. Get reports on restricted websites your children attempt to visit.

Award-winning Security!

Enhanced Security for All
The malware that targets Fortune 500 companies can also pose a threat to private users. With Sophos Home, you can benefit from the same award-winning security features that effectively safeguard these organizations.

Improved Performance
Experience an immediate boost in performance as Sophos Home diligently scans and cleans your computer, eliminating any malware that might be causing slowdowns.

Comprehensive Threat Protection
Rest assured that your valuable and private information remains secure. It actively blocks viruses, ransomware, and other forms of malware that attempt to steal or destroy your files, documents, and cherished photos.

Safe Online Shopping
Enjoy browsing the web with confidence, knowing that the program provides robust protection for your online shopping and banking activities, shielding you from phishing attempts and hacking threats.

FAQ

Can I install Sophos Home Premium on multiple PCs?
Yes, you can install the app on up to 10 PCs per subscription.

How does Sophos Home Premium protect my PC?
It offers advanced security features like real-time threat monitoring, web filtering, ransomware protection, and anti-malware scanning to safeguard your PC.

Does Sophos Home Premium affect my PC's performance?
The software is designed to have minimal impact on your PC's performance. It operates efficiently in the background without slowing down your system.

Can I schedule scans with Sophos Home Premium?
Yes, it allows you to schedule regular scans to ensure continuous protection against threats.

Does Sophos Home Premium protect against phishing attacks?
Yes, it includes features that protect against phishing attacks and malicious websites, keeping your personal information safe while browsing.

Can Sophos Home Premium block unwanted websites?
Yes, it includes web filtering capabilities that allow you to block access to specific websites or categories of websites.

Does Sophos Home Premium have a firewall?
No, the program does not include a built-in firewall. It focuses on providing comprehensive antivirus and malware protection.

How often are virus definition updates provided?
It receives regular updates to its virus definitions, ensuring that your PC stays protected against the latest threats.

What happens if I encounter any issues or need technical support?
Sophos offers customer support to assist you with any issues or queries you may have. You can reach out to their support team through their website or the support channels provided with your subscription.

Alternatives

While Sophos Home Premium is an exceptional security solution, there are alternative options available in the market, each with its own strengths. Some notable alternatives include:
System Requirements

Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11; minimum 1 GB of free disk space, minimum 1 GB of RAM.

PROS
  • Strong Security Suite
  • User-Friendly Interface
  • Real-Time Threat Monitoring
  • Enhanced Parental Controls
  • Cross-Platform Compatibility
CONS
  • Limited Advanced Features
  • Resource Intensive Scans
  • Customer Support Response Time
Conclusion

In conclusion, it is a robust and comprehensive protection for your Windows PC. With its strong security suite, user-friendly interface, and real-time threat monitoring, it ensures that your computer is safeguarded against malware, viruses, and other online threats.

The enhanced web parental controls and cross-platform compatibility further enhance its usability and effectiveness. Sophos Home Premium provides reliable and efficient security for your OS, giving you peace of mind while browsing the web and using your computer.

Note: Register to start your free 30-day trial of Sophos.

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What's new in this version:

Sophos Home Premium 4.3.1.2
- Improvements to network traffic flow
- Various bug fixes and improvements


Sophos Home Premium 4.3.0.5
- Various bug fixes and improvements


Sophos Home Premium 4.2.2.2
- Various bug fixes and improvements


Sophos Home Premium 4.2.1.1
- Enables Sting20
- Switches over to SDDS3 updating


Sophos Home Premium 4.1.0
- Improves tracking cookie detection
- Various performance and bug fixes


Sophos Home Premium 4.0.1
Changes and fixes:
- Accessing the Dashboard and Toggling off Tamper protection from the Sophos Home Shield now prompts the user for their Windows password
- Various Bug fixes and improvements


Sophos Home Premium 3.5.0
- Bug fixes and improvements


Sophos Home Premium 3.4.0
- Bug fixes and improvements


Sophos Home Premium 3.3.0
- Fixes an issue where some Microsoft games were unable to be added as local exclusions
- Various bugs and performance fixes


Sophos Home 3.1.2
- Various bug fixes and improvements


Sophos Home 3.0.0
- Refreshed Sophos Home user interface
- Added Chromium Edge support
- Various bug fixes and improvements


Sophos Home 2.1.10
- Various performance improvements and bug fixes


Sophos Home 2.1.2

Fixes:
- CHOME-5460 - Incompatibility with MDX Intel Driver
- CHOME-5421 Surface Book 2 - Unable to use camera or Windows hello if webcam protection is on


Sophos Home 2.0.11

Artificial Intelligence:
- Originally created by data scientists at Sophos Labs for business customers. Now incorporated into the consumer offering – one of the first in the consumer cybersecurity space
- Detects and blocks known and unknown malware in milliseconds
- Predictive and intuitive, evaluates files before they even run and stops brand new, never-before-seen, “zero-day” attacks

Enhanced Real-Time Protection:
- Prevents cybercriminals from using un-patched vulnerabilities in your OS or apps as wide-open doors into your PC
- Stops “trusted” apps from being controlled and inadvertently wreaking havoc on your system
- Prevents rogue processes from capturing sensitive credential information, such as usernames and passwords, from memory

Plus:
- Scheduled Scans
- Quarantine options
- UI Enhancements


Sophos Home 1.2.11
- Change log not available for this version