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  1. New!Trend Micro - Device Protection - Android, Apple iOS, Chrome, Mac OS, Windows

    Publisher: Trend Micro
    SKU: 6584603

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    Your price for this item is $44.99
    The previous price was $89.99
  2. Norton - AntiVirus Plus (1 Device) Antivirus Software + Password Manager + Smart Firewall + PC Cloud Backup (1 Year Subscription) - Windows [Digital]

    Model: SYT940800V008
    Publisher: Norton
    SKU: 6346687
    Your price for this item is $49.99
  3. Webroot - Antivirus Protection and Internet Security for PC Gamers (1-Device) (1-Year Subscription) - Windows [Digital]

    Model: WEB803800F169
    Publisher: Webroot
    SKU: 6352745
    Release Date: 09/08/2019
    Your price for this item is $14.99
    The previous price was $29.99
  4. Trend Micro - Advanced Protection - Android, Apple iOS, Chrome, Mac OS, Windows [Digital]

    Model: TRE021800G701
    Publisher: Trend Micro
    SKU: 6453108
    Release Date: 09/03/2023
    Your price for this item is $44.99
    The previous price was $99.99
  5. Webroot - Internet Security with Antivirus Protection (3 Devices) (6-Month Subscription) - Android, Apple iOS, Chrome, Mac OS, Windows [Digital]

    Model: WEB803800V013
    Publisher: Webroot
    SKU: 6410932
    Release Date: 09/01/2012
    Your price for this item is $29.99
  6. McAfee - Total Protection (5 Device) Antivirus & Internet Security Software (1-Year Subscription) - Android, Apple iOS, Chrome, Mac OS, Windows

    Publisher: McAfee
    SKU: 6517350
    Release Date: 10/23/2022
    Your price for this item is $24.99
    The previous price was $104.99
  7. Webroot - Internet Security with Antivirus Protection (3 Devices) (2-Year Subscription) - Android, Apple iOS, Chrome, Mac OS, Windows [Digital]

    Model: WEB803800V040
    Publisher: Webroot
    SKU: 6238726
    Release Date: 03/15/2021
    Your price for this item is $79.99
  8. Trend Micro - Internet Security + Antivirus (3-Device) (6-Month Subscription with Auto Renewal) - Android, Apple iOS, Mac OS, Windows [Digital]

    Model: TRE021800V012
    Publisher: Trend Micro
    SKU: 6411155
    Release Date: 09/01/2019
    Your price for this item is $29.99
  9. Malwarebytes - Premium (3-Devices) - Windows, Mac OS, Android, Apple iOS [Digital]

    Model: MBPREMIUM
    Publisher: Malwarebytes
    SKU: 5664110
    Your price for this item is $39.99
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  11. Webroot - Antivirus Protection and Internet Security (6 Devices) (1-Year Subscription) - Android, Apple iOS, Mac OS, Windows

    Publisher: Webroot
    SKU: 6370575
    Release Date: 09/08/2019
    Your price for this item is $39.99
  12. Trend Micro - Internet Security Antivirus Protection (2-Device) (1-Year Subscription) - Windows, Mac OS [Digital]

    Model: TRE021800G700
    Publisher: Trend Micro
    SKU: 6453107
    Release Date: 09/03/2023
    Your price for this item is $29.99
    The previous price was $59.99
  13. Trend Micro - Antivirus+ Security Internet Security Software (1-Device) (1-Year Subscription) - Windows [Digital]

    Model: TRE021800G507
    Publisher: Trend Micro
    SKU: 6316730
    Release Date: 09/03/2023
    Your price for this item is $24.99
    The previous price was $39.99
  14. New!Trend Micro - Ultimate Protection - Android, Apple iOS, Chrome, Mac OS, Windows

    Publisher: Trend Micro
    SKU: 6584605

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    Your price for this item is $54.99
    The previous price was $114.99
  15. Malwarebytes - Premium (5-Devices) (1-Year Subscription) - Windows, Mac OS, Android, Apple iOS [Digital]

    Model: MBPREM5DEVICE
    Publisher: Malwarebytes
    SKU: 6316140
    Your price for this item is $59.99
  16. Malwarebytes - Premium + Privacy VPN Bundle 2-Devices - Windows, Mac OS, Android, Apple iOS [Digital]

    Model: MlwVPN2d
    Publisher: Malwarebytes
    SKU: 6564126
    Release Date: 10/20/2023

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    Your price for this item is $67.99
    The previous price was $72.99
  17. Norton - 360 for Gamers (3 Device) Antivirus Internet Security Software + Game Optimizer + VPN (1 Year Subscription) - Android, Apple iOS, Mac OS, Windows [Digital]

    Model: SYT940800V018
    Publisher: Norton
    SKU: 6420877
    Release Date: 07/21/2020
    Your price for this item is $89.99
  18. McAfee - Privacy & Identity Guardian Online Protection + ID Monitoring + Cleanup for 12 Months, auto-renews at $99.99 first year - Android, Apple iOS, Chrome, Mac OS, Windows [Digital]

    Model: MCA950800V008
    Publisher: McAfee
    SKU: 6548203
    Release Date: 08/11/2023
    Your price for this item is $99.99
  19. Norton - 360 Deluxe (5 Device) Antivirus Internet Security Software + VPN + Dark Web Monitoring (1 Year Subscription) - Android, Mac OS, Windows, Apple iOS

    Publisher: Norton
    SKU: 6345168
    Release Date: 04/10/2019
    Your price for this item is $89.99

Antivirus software: What you should know.

Virus protection basics.

Just a few decades ago, antivirus was almost nonexistent. That changed in 1988 when the Morris worm afflicted over 2,000 computers, and caused damage estimated at up to $10 million dollars. Today computer users must also be concerned with spyware, Trojan attacks, malware and malicious programs created to steal information or just wreak havoc, many of which are able to sneak undetected onto your computer.

That's why procuring a virus scan for Mac computers and PCs alike is a good idea in order to keep your personal information safe. Antivirus software will help block threats, while also helping to warn you about risky websites and dangerous downloads, stop hacking, and protect your identity and privacy.

Other antivirus tips.

Though you may be tempted, it's best not to run more than one antivirus program on your computer at the same time because each software will attempt to block and remove the other, will fight over viruses, sending you repeated reports and notifications, and will likely sap your power by conducting memory scans and related operations. On the other hand, installing other programs like your favorite tax software or Microsoft Office should not pose a problem, though you may have to adjust the security settings.

If you have an external hard drive, your antivirus protection will cover its contents as long as it's connected to your computer. However, if you connect it to another computer, it won't automatically be protected.

The best antivirus: How to choose.

Depending on the level of protection you need, you can solve your concerns with either an antivirus program, or a full Internet security suite that includes a virus scan, but also has additional components like antispyware, antimalware, intrusion detection, e-mail protection, antispam, antiphishing, Web security, parental controls and computer optimization tools. You can install them onto your computer via digital download, electronic download or with a DVD/CD, to either work locally on your computer, or in a cloud, which eliminates strain on your device's response time. And you can purchase protection good for a set amount of time, or you can get an Internet security subscription, which will typically include automatic updates as they are introduced.

Another option is using a free antivirus program, which will probably take care of the major antivirus tasks you need, but will likely include fewer features, won't have tech support and can, in some cases, allow the company to collect and sell your data.

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