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edgari
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Registered: ‎04-01-2012
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Sophos vs Bitdefender

Bitdefender for Mac

Pros:

        free for home edition

        fast scan detection, i mean fast!

        does not need root priviledges

        does not stay in memory,low memory usage

        verified with eicar test file-manual scan mode

 

Cons:

        no on-access or on demand scan (unless its the paid version,i guess)

        does not stay in memory

        unable to detect downloaded virus test file .. eicar

        not 64bit enhanced?

 

Sophos for Mac

Pros:

       Free for home edition

       on access scan mode

       terminate and stay resident in memory

       verified with eicar test file virus

 

Cons:

       no option to exit / quit program

       slow scanning ability 

       alway access with root priviledges

       not 64bit enhanced?

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Agile
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Registered: ‎11-02-2010
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Re: Sophos vs Bitdefender


Cons:

       no option to exit / quit program


A bit misleading with this one... the SAV program can be quit just fine.  To disable the On-Access and autoupdate portions, you need to disable them via the preferences.  There will always be a persistent monitor process running in the background, but when on-access and autoupdate are disabled, this should not noticeably affect system performance.

 

I'm curious as to what you mean by 64-bit enhanced... just that all components be 64-bit native?

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Elizzeshaf
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Registered: ‎04-06-2012
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Re: Sophos vs Bitdefender


edgari wrote:

Bitdefender for Mac

Pros:

        free for home edition

        fast scan detection, i mean fast!

        does not need root priviledges

        does not stay in memory,low memory usage

        verified with eicar test file-manual scan mode

 

Cons:

        no on-access or on demand scan (unless its the paid version,i guess)

        does not stay in memory

        unable to detect downloaded virus test file .. eicar

        not 64bit enhanced?

 

Sophos for Mac

Pros:

       Free for home edition

       on access scan mode

       terminate and stay resident in memory

       verified with eicar test file virus

 

Cons:

       no option to exit / quit program

       slow scanning ability 

       alway access with root priviledges

       not 64bit enhanced?


 

It is not Intel native or 64 bit.  It's a Universal app running in 32 bit mode.  Still works great and runs pretty fast for me, without interfering with other routine tasks.  I've been managing a Sophos enerprise server for some time, and I mstt say I actually like this home edition more that the enterprise edition we are currently running.  We are one release cycle behind on the enterprise, though.

 

It works.  It's free.  It's reasonably fast.  Your computer is protected.

 

Enjoy!