Applies to: Sophos Antivirus Classic Home Edition -
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