Mac security software can be relatively expensive, but not if you go for one of these great deals that offer huge discounts.

And with Cyber Monday upon us, and a deals season which now lasts right into December, there are fantastic offers to be had.

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.

You probably know that Macs offer good security by design, but antivirus software adds another layer of security and typically offers a lot more than just protection from viruses.

You can still buy plain antivirus, but you're better off going for a security suite that comes with extra 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.

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 and iOS

1. Intego Mac Internet Security X9

From: Intego

Was: £49.99

Now: £20.99  (£29 off)

Intego sits at the top of our antivirus for Mac group test. It's the fastest we've reviewed, and has an impressive clean-up rate. It comes with a brilliant firewall app, too.

Right now it has a huge £29 off.

2. Bitdefender Antivirus For Mac - 1 Year, 3 Devices

From: Bitdefender

Was: £39.99

Now: £14.99  (50% off)

One of our top antivirus picks for Mac is Bitdefender, which has 50% off right now for up to three devices.

Ignore the backwards way the deal is presented with £14.99 crossed out: at the checkout you'll be charged £14.99 instead of £39.99. And that's a great deal.

Note that this is the price for the first year of your subscription only. 

3. Norton 360 Deluxe - 1 Year, 5 Devices

From: Norton

Was: £84.99

Now: £24.99  (£60 off)

Norton 360 Deluxe provides all-round security for up to 5 PCs, Macs, phones and tablets. It's currently top of our roundup of the best antivirus software.

Like many security companies, Norton offers a big discount for the first 12 months, and if you use all five licenses, it works out at just £5 each with the current offer. After that, the renewal price is £84.99.

4. BullGuard Premium Protection - 1 Year, 10 Devices

From: BullGuard

Was: £69.95

Now: £21  (70% off)

BullGuard Premium offers protection for up to 10 devices for 1 year.

For Black Friday, there's an extra 10% off the normal 60%, bringing it down to just £21. That's just £2.10 per device per year.

If you only have three devices which need antimalware, then there's also 70% off BullGuard's Internet Security 2021, making it only £15 for the year.

 

5. Kaspersky Total Security 2020 - 1 Year, 1 Device

From: Kaspersky

Was: £39.99

Now: £19.99  (50% off)

Save 50% on Kaspersky's security suite. This is the price to protect one device, but it's even better value if you have three or five devices to protect, as those subscriptions work out much cheaper per device.

6. Trend Micro Antivirus For Mac - 1 Year, 1 Devices

From: Trend Micro

Was: £49.95

Now: £29.97  (40% off)

Trend Micro's online protection is available with 40% off right now for one year.

7. Panda Dome Essential 2020 - 1 Year, 1 Device

From: Panda Security

Was: £34.99

Now: £14  (60% off)

Panda Dome Essentials includes top-rated antivirus protection, plus a VPN (albeit with only 150MB of data to use per day).

As well as Windows, it will protect Mac and Android devices and if this single-license Black Friday offer doesn't work for you, there's a three-device license which is only £18.80, which is of course only £6.27 per device.

Both are 60% off the usual price for a year's protection.

8. Avira Antivirus Pro - 1 Year, 1 Device

From: Avira.com

Was: £35.88

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. 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.