Review from J Quinn
Sophos is the #1 AV app, period. Don't believe me? What about AV-Test? Lots of AV apps sport the AV-Test logo & hype it up in their descriptions. So I compared 5 popular apps & Sophos to the test scores of the last year. Only 1 scored perfect. 100% in latest malware real-time detection, 100% in detecting malware identified in the last 4 weeks, zero false detections in Play Store apps, & zero false detections in apps from other sources. I like perfect. I like free. Who doesn't! Wait, I know. People who settle for 2nd. Check AV-Test yourself. The tests don't lie. Sophos is the best, period. P. S. Thank you, Sophos, for your hard work in keeping my phone safe & a couple Washingtons in my pocket! Perfect test rating for over a year I'm sure isn't easy, but it sure is impressive! Y'all Rock 🤘
Brilliant! The best app of its kind on the Google Play store! Multiple functions that all work, good clean straight forward UI, and it costs $0.00 to use. The only con is that alot of the apps I downloaded that do in fact have a good reputation for being malware free etc were classed by this app as having a low reputation. But maybe time will prove that I'm wrong and the app was right!
Works okay but you have to choose between web filtering or device encryption pin entry on startup. The device can be encrypted but if you enable pin entry to start android up, the Sophos accessibility service that powers web filtering will not run. An oversight I've not come across in other apps. Sophos is a good lightweight package overall though
Noticed it didn't pick up a Trojan! that Malwarebytes found? And it has been crashing a lot of the time on starting the app, before the update get back to you! if it's still doing it. not sure why I need to give it permissions in superuser when Malwarebytes you don't??
After installing and setting permissions, a dialog box came up that read "this copy of Sophos antivirus is corrupt. Please uninstall immediately and download from Google play instead" however... I did download it from Google play 🙄 6 November 2017 Installed successfully this time and it helped me remove low rated apps and files and the scheduled scan is awesome. Happy to update to 5 stars.
Actually really liked this app and trusted it for years. Unfortunately, it has not been updated to work on Android 8.0 (Oreo) on my device and crashes constantly. This is a known issue. I've waited for a month and a half, checking various forms and here, but there's no sign Sophos is going to fix this, so it's getting uninstalled.
I'm reluctantly having to stop using the App Protection feature of this app. I love what it's trying to do and the implementation is generally superb, however App Protection blocks me from saving words to my custom dictionary. Which I use a lot and have hundreds of acronyms and bits of jargon.
Improved anti-malware engine
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