I downloaded this app once before, but was drawn away to other antivirus apps that had novelty features that seemed cool, but I found them to be ram eating monsters, and money grubbing shysters. Sophos is the real deal, they offer almost all premium features, good performance, and a light footprint, all for FREE. Thank you so much Sophos for working on this app, perfecting it, then making it available to me for free. I Will have your app protecting my phone from now on. I changed my rating to 10 stars, but Google will only show 5.
I am recanting my initial review due to user error. We have it deployed now to about 12 mobiles, and it's working great. Easy to manage and monitor. Tried to start initial scan after install. It hung during Preparing to scan stage. Never got past it. Going back to Avast...
Scanning always gets canceled unless it's doing a manually scan which btw just never ends... I'm willing to give it a 5 star if the problem gets solved somehow, since I can't imagine others having the same problem. If everything worked as I had hoped, which it probably does for others, then no doubt it's worth the full score.
I used Avast antivirus for the longest time until recently. I got tired of all their notification adverts for extra services that honestly just aren't useful. I've used Sophos for Mac and it was good so I gave this a try. It's truly excellent. No performance impact to speak of and does the single most important job (scanning apps during update/installation) flawlessly. Best of all no annoying notification adverts!
Since the new update it drains my battery rapidly (yesterday my phoned completely drained and switched off - I was at work all day). The app also restarts itself when I'm in other apps. Also rates all of my apps as low reputation?
I really like this app. I think it's the best security app for Android out there. BUT you should make it more obvious that, after an update, you actually need to open the app and look at it before it will continue to scan downloads. Unless there's a setting I've missed, any apps that get updated after sophos do not get scanned unless you open sophos and close it again. I think that's a bit dangerous.
• New Look dashboard navigation – Same security with a streamlined experience.
• Updated Privacy Advisor – View and manage apps requesting dangerous permissions.
• New quick access launcher – Access your favorite Mobile Security features from the Android Home screen.
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