Antivirus is one of those necessities that you’ll hate spending money on. That’s why you'll want to look for a bargain, to make sure you don't have to spend too much. Here, we bring you the very best antivirus deals and expert advice about which to go for.

Similarly, VPNs are on offer right now and the savings are enormous. You can find the best VPN deals here.

Best antivirus deals 2018

Antivirus deals 2018: What to look for

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. However, it can still be tricky to know which is right for you.

We’ve got everything you need to know about antivirus, including our pick of the best, in our best antivirus 2018 article.

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 or malware, often referred to as 'viruses'.

But security software is no longer just about countering viruses. More important now is the security of personal data and protection from ransomware.

You can find discounts of more than 50% on antivirus for your Mac, PC or mobile device, sometimes 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 at places like Amazon, Argos and Currys. However, in that instance you'll have to wait for the box to arrive and then install it, so it's up to you to decide which you'd prefer to go for and how much more of a saving it offers.

Antivirus Student Deals

If you're a student, be sure to check out Tech Advisor's Student Beans page, particularly the Tech & Mobile section. There, you can benefit from massive discounts from some of our favourite antivirus brands. Right now, Norton is offering 66% off a 1 year subscription. Choose from Norton Antivirus's Basic or Standard protection for 1 device or Deluxe protection for 3 devices.

Likewise, McAfee is offering 60% off its security software. Simply create a Student Beans account and verify your student status and the discounts are all yours. See all tech deals for students here.

Best antivirus deals 2018

1. Bitdefender Total Security 2018

From: Bitdefender

Was: £69.99

Now: £34.99  (£35 off)

One of the best all-round security packages available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android at an amazing price.

2. Norton Security Deluxe

From: Norton by Symantec

Was: £69.99

Now: £29.99  (57% off)

Get 57% off a year of Norton Security Deluxe, which you can use to protect up to 5 PCs, Macs, smartphones or tablets.

3. McAfee Total Protection 1 Year Subscription

From: McAfee

Was: £89.99 per year

Now: £26.99 per year  (70% off)

Get 70% off a one year subscription of McAfee Total Protection. If you are happy to wait for a physical copy, you can get it for £14.99 from Argos.

4. Trend Micro Internet Security

From: Trend Micro

Was: £49.95

Now: £24.95  (50% off)

A year of Internet Security from Trend Micro is available at half price for Black Friday.

5. Webroot Antivirus

From: Webroot.com

Was: £29.99

Now: £22.49  (£7.50 off)

6. Avast Ultimate Bundle

From: Avast

Was: £169.96

Now: £89.99  (£79.97 off)

Save nearly £80 with this deal which includes Avast Premier, SecureLine, Cleanup Premium and Passwords Premium. 

7. Panda Dome Essential 2018

From: Pandasecurity.com

Was: £34.99

Now: £17.49  (50% off)

This deal covers 1 device for a year.

8. BullGuard Premium Protection

From: BullGuard

Was: £69.95

Now: £34.97  (50% off)

BullGuard Premium offers protection to multiple devices for 1 year.

9. Symantec Norton Security Deluxe + Free Norton Wi-Fi Privacy VPN

From: Norton

Was: £99.98

Now: £29.99  (70% off)

This deal covers five devices for a year. Ends October 15th!