That's how tight the race to be the best Mac antivirus suite has gotten.Because of this, we prefer Avast Free Mac Security or the paid Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac.Our test machine was a Late 2013 Mac Book Pro with Retina Display with a 2.6 GHz Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 70GB of data stored on a 512GB SSD.
I have also cut down what is in my sources list but this also makes no difference.
Sophos Home's full-scans completed in an average of 40 minutes and 51 seconds, which falls in the middle of the times we recorded.
By contrast, the longest time we saw was (Kaspersky), and the shortest was (recorded by Bitdefender). Sophos' main window allows you to perform on-demand scans and check the status of your machine, but most of its controls are found in the Sophos Home web interface.
If you're looking to protect a family's worth of Macs with antivirus software without spending a dime, check out Sophos Home, which comes in a single bundles for both Mac and PCs.
This free suite allows you to remotely manage up to 10 machines and even includes parental controls.