There are more and more threats against your data and personal information each day. And that's why it makes no sense to use any laptop, PC, phone or tablet without any antivirus software.
Antivirus is what we still call it, but these days security suites tend to offer all-round protection so your data is kept safe no matter which device or what app or web browser you're using.
From worms and Trojans to ransomware and phishing scams, good antimalware can prevent them all. So it's worth putting your hand into your pocket and getting the best.
Fortunately, you don't have to pay full price as we've rounded up the best discounts to be found.
Best antivirus deals right now
We’ll only share deals if we think they’re good enough to be worth buying, so anything we recommend here will be a great saving on a service we trust.
1. Norton 360 Deluxe
Now: £29.99 (62% off)
All-round security for up to 5 PCs, Mac, smartphones or tablets. That's just £6 per device - a great deal.
2. BullGuard Premium Protection - 1 Year, 10 Devices
Now: £28 (60% off)
BullGuard Premium offers protection for up to 10 devices for 1 year. And you can get 60% off at the moment.
3. Bitdefender Total Security 2020 - 1 year, 5 devices
Now: £34.99 (50% off)
Complete protection for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android. Bitdefender Total Security 2020, rated Advanced+ (the top score) by AV-Comparatives, gives you excellent anti-malware protection against e-threats across operating systems.
4. Kaspersky Total Security 2020 - 1 Year, 3 Devices
Now: £34.99 (30% off)
Save 30% on the latest Kaspersky antivirus software. It's great value if you have three or five devices to protect. Or get protection for 1 device for a year for £27.99.
5. Panda Dome Essential 2019
From: Panda Security
Now: £20.99 (40% off)
This deal covers 1 device for a year.
Antivirus deals: What to look for
Unless you’ve got some sort of security software installed, your PC, laptop or mobile device is vulnerable. Antivirus software detects, and then prevents, disarms or removes malicious programs and malware, often referred to as ‘viruses’.
But security software is no longer just about countering viruses. Also important (arguably more so) is the security of personal data and protection from ransomware.
Check that the antivirus software you’re buying has ransomware protection built-in, and it’s also worth looking out for the ability to detect malware is so new that it hasn’t yet been analysed by security companies. This may be bolstered by a cloud element or artificial intelligence, which can really help to ensure that even the most sophisticated attacks get nowhere near your devices.
Antivirus discounts are plentiful, often with more than 50% off for your Mac, PC or mobile device. Sometimes these discounts are available on the websites of the antivirus providers themselves in the form of a digital download, but you can also find cheap boxed versions of the software from the likes of Amazon, Argos and Currys PC World.
Antivirus student deals
If you’re a student, be sure to check out Tech Advisor’s Student Beans page. There, you can benefit from massive discounts from some of our favourite antivirus brands for school, college or university.