Applies to: Sophos Antivirus Classic Home Edition –

What’s happening

The latest update for Sophos Antivirus for Mac Classic Home Edition will prompt a message informing users that the product is being discontinued, as it has reached its end of life. This means it will no longer receive product updates, or virus database updates. The message will also provide steps for users to upgrade to Sophos Home Free edition. More info here Upgrade your old Mac antivirus to our latest cybersecurity 


Additional messages and information

You will see Upgrade to Sophos-Home – the latest protection message at the bottom of the antivirus:


As well as the option to upgrade to Sophos Home on the menu bar:


The main popup message will pop-up every 7 days, or whenever restarting the Mac. The purpose is to ensure users get a chance to upgrade to Sophos Home as soon as possible, since Sophos Anti-Virus Classic Home Edition will no longer be able to protect their Macs from future threats. 

The upgrade process

The process involves downloading Sophos Home to protect supported systems with the newest, most up-to-date Sophos product for home.


Sophos Home can be installed on Macs running the following systems:
macOS 10.13 – High Sierra
macOS 10.14 – Mojave
macOS 10.15 – Catalina
macOS 11 – Big Sur

For additional requirements, please visit Sophos Home system requirements 

Discover More help  Mac 2.2.10 - November 27th, 2020 (Sophos)

Watch the video steps here

Sophos Home Installation guides

Visit this page to download Sophos Home: Download sophos home
Getting Started guide: Sophos Home – Getting started guide
Installation videos and guides can be found in this section: macOS Installation guides
Troubleshooting guides are found here Troubleshooting installation/removal issues 

Source : Official Sophos Brand
Editor by : BEST Antivirus KBS Team

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