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Sophos Home Premium for Mac review

Sophos Home Premium: Specs

Malware protection: Adequate
System impact, background: Miniscule
System impact, scans: Moderate
macOS compatibility: 10.14
Browser extensions: No
Firewall: No
Hardened/secure browser: No
Blocks Potentially Unwanted Apps: Yes
Parental controls: Yes
Ransomware rollback of encrypted files: Yes
Password manager: No
Scan scheduling: Yes
Webcam protection: Yes
System Optimizer: No
VPN: No
Backup: No
Support options: Email, live chat
Hours of operation: 8AM to 8PM (Pacific time) Monday through Friday
Email: Yes
Phone: No
Chat window: Yes

By including a dedicated defense against hackers spying through your webcam and listening through your microphone, Sophos Home Premium goes beyond the basic necessities to provide an extra layer of personal protection.

Football Highlights

While its scanning can be painfully slow and its protection is an open question due to the lack of third-party testing, the software is an adequate defense against cyber threats. On the other hand, it does without things like a VPN, password manager and firewall to raise your security stance. 

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