After submitting of Name & Email no download link for free tool Anti-Virus Linux Basic

Hello!

 

First, I must apologize for my rather bad English, but I think I can be helped faster in English.


So yesterday I managed to download this Free Version for my new Linux notebook - but I had to wipe the disk completely after I managed to do some really scary things which destroyed my boot loader. I'm new to Linux, so I don't mind to fail often and miserably.

 

Today, I tried to get the Sophos Antirus again, but the site just tells me that this product cannot be downloaded due to no trial being avaiable anymore. I understand that the managed version of the Sophos Linux Antivirus had its end of life in Dec 2019, but I try to download the Version under the free tools page from Sophos? I just don't understand what I am doing wrong.

 

Yesterday, when I managed to download the file, I had to submit not only my name and email, but also my work place, my profession and in which field I work. Today, I don't get to that submission anymore.


I know it seems rather drastic to ask for this kind of support, but could you provide me with the right link with which I submit this advanced data of myself to get the download started? I tried like 45 minutes and I am starting to question my mental health for failing to download this free tool.

  • Hello!

     

    First, I must apologize for my rather bad English, but I think I can be helped faster in English. Also, I posted this before in wrong group...


    So yesterday I managed to download this Free Version for my new Linux notebook - but I had to wipe the disk completely after I managed to do some really scary things which destroyed my boot loader. I'm new to Linux, so I don't mind to fail often and miserably.

     

    Today, I tried to get the Sophos Antirus again, but the site just tells me that this product cannot be downloaded due to no trial being avaiable anymore. I understand that the managed version of the Sophos Linux Antivirus had its end of life in Dec 2019, but I try to download the Version under the free tools page from Sophos? I just don't understand what I am doing wrong.

     

    Yesterday, when I managed to download the file, I had to submit not only my name and email, but also my work place, my profession and in which field I work. Today, I don't get to that submission anymore.


    I know it seems rather drastic to ask for this kind of support, but could you provide me with the right link with which I submit this advanced data of myself to get the download started? I tried like 45 minutes and I am starting to question my mental health for failing to download this free tool.

  • In reply to Shweta:

    I confirm that I have filled out that formular at least 10 times.

     

    As well as the other days, this is what I get when submitting

  • In reply to Markus Schuhmacher:

    Hello Markus Schuhmacher and ,

    indeed this is what you get - now you have to enter just name and email.
    If it is apparently End-of-"Sales" - why is it still listed?

    Christian

  • In reply to QC:

    [Update]: Sophos Free Linux Tool is no longer available.


     

    Hi  and  

    We have confirmed this with our development team and as a part of End of life products, this is no longer available.

    The listing of the product from the page will be removed shortly. 

  • In reply to Shweta:

    And that's a completely stupid answer, as it was not a trial.

    See this thread which explains the actual position from Sophos in a support case I had open with them...

    https://community.sophos.com/products/free-antivirus-tools-for-desktops/f/sophos-free-tools/121788/sav-for-linux-free-edition-is-discontinued

  • In reply to Shweta:

    Hi

     

    It's a bitter pill to swallow, but Sophos has chosen to discontinue the free version of their Linux antivirus.

     

    If you really need to have an antivirus on your Linux box, then your options are:

    • Either Comodo (looks free so far, proprietary) or ClamAV (free, open source). Just be aware that, according to an old test by AV Test, Comodo's Linux detection rate is worse than poor while ClamAV is better (when compared to Comodo) but not even close to Sophos' detection rate.
    • Or, get a license from Sophos (paid, proprietary).

     

    Very sad to learn about its discontinuation, but that's the problem with proprietary freeware: it can be taken away anytime.