Mac security software adds another layer of protection onto what Apple provides already with features that can help to protect your identity, passwords and financial details. These are the thing that criminals are after, and they'll often use cunning ways to extract them rather than spending time trying to break past Apple's defences in macOS.
Although some of the packages here are solely focused on macOS, others will also protect Android and Windows devices you might also own, and that makes the price of protection much cheaper per computer.
Good security software should warn you before you click on a dangerous website, or open a 'phishing' email with a dodgy attachment, which could trick you into handing over your bank details, passwords or other sensitive information.
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Best antivirus deals for Mac
1. Intego Mac Internet Security X9
Now: £20.99 (£29 off)
Intego is our top pick for Mac antivirus. It's the fastest we've reviewed, and has an impressive clean-up rate. It comes with a brilliant firewall, too.
For the first year, you get £29 / $25 off the usual price of £49.99 / $49.99.
2. Bitdefender Antivirus For Mac - 1 Year, 3 Devices
Now: £24.99 (£15 off)
One of our top picks for Mac is Bitdefender, which has £15 off right now for up to three devices.
Normally £39.99, this deal lets you protect three Macs for £24.99. Note that this is the price for the first year only.
3. Norton 360 Deluxe - 1 Year, 5 Devices
Was: £84.99 / $104.99
Now: £19.99 / $24.99
Norton 360 Deluxe provides all-round security for up to 5 PCs, Macs, phones and tablets. A password manager and cloud storage is included in the subscription.
Like many security companies, Norton offers a discount for the first 12 months but until 23 June, it's offering a first-year deal of just £19.99 instead of the usual £34.99. If you're in the US, it's down to $24.99 until 13 June (instead of the usual $39.99).
Just remember that after those 12 months, the renewal price is £84.99 / $104.99
If you're prepared to take out a two-year subscription, you'll find this option on the same page and you can save 47%, which sounds like less, but don't forget you're getting a discount on both years, not just the first, so it is cheaper overall.
4. BullGuard Premium Protection - 1 Year, 10 Devices
Was: £69.99 / $99.99
Now: £28 / $40 (60% off)
BullGuard Premium offers protection for up to 10 devices for 1 year.
A discount of 60%, brings the price down to £28 / $40. That's just £2.80 / $4 per device. Just note that, like the other offers here, the discount applies only to the first year of your subscription.
5. Kaspersky Total Security - 1 Year, 5 Devices
Was: £59.99 / $99.99
Now: £29.99 / $49.99 (50% off)
Save 50% on Kaspersky's security suite. This is the price to protect five devices, which is better value than a single license.
If you're in the US, you'll find the same deal here.
6. Trend Micro Antivirus For Mac - 1 Year, 1 Devices
From: Trend Micro
Now: £29.97 (40% off)
Trend Micro's online protection is available with 40% off right now for one year.
7. Panda Dome Essential 2021 - 1 Year, 1 Device
From: Panda Security
Now: £20.99 (40% off)
Panda Dome Essentials includes top-rated antivirus protection, plus a VPN (albeit with only 150MB of data to use per day).
It will protect Mac, Windows and Android devices, but this single-license isn't actually Panda's best offer. There's a three-device license which is only £18.80, which is £6.27 per device. That's 60% off the usual price for a year's protection.
8. Avira Antivirus Pro - 1 Year, 1 Device
Now: £29.99 (17% off)
Avira is well known for its free antivirus which is available for macOS as well as Windows. It's very effective, too and if you pay for the Pro version you get official support, more regular updates, plus email and web protection.
How to find a good antivirus deal
It can be tricky to know where to start with antivirus. Protecting your tech from malware, ransomware and other cyber attacks is such an important thing to do, but most of the services available appear to be very similar to one another, so it’s hard to understand which are the most secure, and which are the best value.
You can rest assured that we will only share deals here if we think they’re good enough to be worth buying. Everything we share here will be a great saving on a service we trust.
We’d recommend taking a look at our article all about the best Mac antivirus to help you get a better understanding of which services we like most.
You’ll find that antivirus discounts can be huge, often at more than half price for your Mac or mobile devices. Do note that these are typically first-year deals, and at renewal you'll pay the regular price.
Discounts can sometimes be found on antivirus providers' websites as a digital download, while third-party retailers like Amazon, Argos and Currys PC World often have cheap boxed versions, and there's usually the option of a code via email from Amazon meaning you get it instantly.