Macs offer good security by design, but 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: these are the thing that criminals are after, and they'll often use cunning ways to extract them.
Good security software should warn you before you click on a dangerous website, or open a 'phishing' email with a dodgy attachment.
There are great deals available this month which means you can protect your Mac for less. We’ve rounded up the best antivirus deals for your Apple devices and beyond.
If you're still not sold on the idea, then here's why Macs need antivirus software.
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.
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.
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Best antivirus deals for Mac and iOS
1. Norton 360 Deluxe - 1 Year, 5 Devices
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. Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9
Now: £33.99 (50% off)
Intego is an all-in-one security solution for your Mac. It provides antivirus, anti-phishing and anti-spyware protection designed solely for macOS, with 24/7 real-time protection.
It includes a Mac cleaner to increase performance, personal backup software, and two-way firewall network protection.
3. 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.
4. Bitdefender Antivirus For Mac
Now: £19.99 (50% off)
One of our top antivirus picks for Mac is Bitdefender, which has £20 off right now for up to three devices.
5. Kaspersky Total Security 2020 - 1 Year, 1 Device
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 Internet Security - 1 Year, 3 Devices
From: Trend Micro
Now: £24.95 (50% off)
Trend Micro's online protection for up to three devices is available with 50% off right now for one year.
7. Panda Dome Essential 2019
From: Panda Security
Now: £20.99 (40% off)
This deal covers 1 device for a year.