You might consider antivirus to be unnecessary because you use a Mac. However, antivirus software offers a lot more than just protection from viruses these days. While plain antivirus can still be bought, you're better off going for a security suite that comes with extra features that also protect your identity, passwords and financial details.

There are great deals available at the moment which means you can protect your Mac or iPhone for less. We’ve rounded up the best antivirus deals for your Apple devices and beyond.

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.

Keep an eye out for deals on antivirus with zero-day attack detection and ransomware protection, and it’ll be even better if it has a cloud element or artificial intelligence.

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, and you can also see our sister site Tech Advisor’s list of the best antivirus for Windows.

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.

Best antivirus deals for Mac and iOS

1. Norton 360 Deluxe

From: Norton

Was: £79.99

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

From: BullGuard

Was: £69.95

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 Antivirus For Mac

From: Bitdefender

Was: £39.99

Now: £19.99  (50% off)

One of our top antivirus picks for Mac is Bitdefender, which has £15 off right now for up to three devices.

4. Kaspersky Total Security - 1 Year, 1 Device

From: Kaspersky

Was: £39.99

Now: £27.99  (30% off)

Kaspersky's Total Security software for PC, Mac and mobile has 30% off right now, but it’s better value at £34.99 to protect three devices for a year rather than just one.

5. Panda Dome Essential 2019

From: Panda Security

Was: £34.99

Now: £20.99  (40% off)

This deal covers 1 device for a year.